Unforgiveness is like fire that smolders in the belly, like smoke that smothers the soul.
Sittser, Jerry. “A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss.” Zondervan.
I have debated for more than a year whether I should share my thoughts on Psalm 22 with you. They feel selfish, even when I know they are not. This past week my good friend Dr. Rick Wright shared his reflection on Psalm 22, the first of the “last seven words of Christ,” and I […]
In Oxford, they seem unable to tell the difference. (We lived on Cowley Road for three years.) Oxford City Council apologises for cancelling Passion Play ‘it mistook for live sex show’ A council has apologised after it cancelled a Good Friday Passion Play because it thought it was a live sex show. Oxford City Council […]
TLDR: I am not going to tell you how. I don’t know how you should mourn, but be sure to let others take the time they need. It is sad to me how many people feel the need and the right to tell others how they are to mourn. Certainly there are ways of coping and […]
This morning I noticed this well-meaning quote in an image shared by a friend on Facebook. It is a quote from Ashley Willis (whatcha talkin’ ’bout?) who is apparently a person who should know about marriage. I am assuming, since I do not know who she is, but the quote is this: A strong marriage […]
I first “met” Peter Chattaway on an old school listserv for Daniel Amos, one of my favorite bands. He is a very accomplished film critic from the Great White North and is well worth following to read his take on movies, theology, and culture. (Be sure to check out his tear down of Star Trek: Not […]
February 2 is the celebration of the purification of Mary after the birth of Jesus and his presentation at the Temple Luke 2:22-39. The passage also presents two prophetic statements, one from a man, Simeon, and one from a woman, Anna (although Anna’s specific words are not given, we are simply told, “At that moment […]
My wife’s novel The Unlikely Missionary is now available as an ebook! It is only $1.99 and available now in the following formats: epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt. It will soon be available on Apple iBooks and Sony stores too, but you can read the epub version in iBooks now, just download directly from […]
When do we forgive? Is it only after the one who has sinned against us (offended us) has asked for forgiveness? Or should we forgive them whether they ask for forgiveness or not? This is a discussion I had not long ago with a friend and something I had thought a LOT about when I was in college. […]
You all know that Dan Piraro is one of my favorite cartoonists. He is not a fan of religion, but he often has poignant gags. This week he had a dog in the pulpit to match his earlier cat clergy.