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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Thirty-six went like a blur, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t eventful. I fell back in love with photography in a big way. I wrote an honest-to-God hymn. I helped the company I work for expand into Canada; that felt like an accomplishment. I got to share in the cel...

Sunday, July 7, 2019

The parable of the Good Samaritan is much more subversive than most people realize. The lesson that often repeated from it is one of being a good a person and helping someone in need, even if it comes at great expense to yourself, an even if you don’t necessarily like...

Friday, April 19, 2019

Judas is misunderstood. We revile him as a traitor, a man of greed and connivance, handing over his beloved friend for a sum of money. And there is truth to this. But when I read about Judas, I also see a man so wracked with guilt as to take his own life--an unrepentan...

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Notre Dame looms large. That is not a metaphor. She is monumental, in the most concrete form of the word. Seeing her for the first time illuminated my faith in ways that, as long as I live, I will never have the language to really put into words. But I shall try.

 

As...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

(Photo by Joel Elliott Mooneyhan, Summer 2018)

You have never seen anything like her. You can't even really get a good look at her, no matter where you stand. From the front, you can't see her spire. From the back, it's hard to make out where one part of her ends and th...

Monday, December 24, 2018

“The best of all is, God is with us.”

I grew up in the family of a Methodist pastor. When I went to grad school, it was at a Methodist seminary. For those unfamiliar with the history of the Methodist movement, it began with the intense devotional life of a man named Joh...

Friday, November 16, 2018

It could be that I haven’t noticed it as much in the past few years, but it certainly seems like more and more people are decorating for Christmas and playing Christmas music much earlier this year than in years past. It has been kind of interesting overhearing convers...

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Today is Thursday. It isn’t the first day of the week, when we still wish it was the weekend and we have to get ourselves ready to work hard for a few days. It isn’t Wednesday, the midpoint of the week, when we wait to turn the corner and race to the finish line to the...

Monday, October 1, 2018

"Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."

Hebrews 4:16, ESV 

I’m not going to get into the sordid details of what we have been watching unfold over the past week. That has been done t...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Thirty-five has been quite a year for me. I visited Europe for the first time. I had to wake my parents up to get out of a burning house. I moved into a new place. Those last two events were unrelated.

I had some of my assumptions challenged, and had others reinforced....

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