Humor and It’s Puzzle with Politics Jul03

Humor and It’s...

Many of us may be familiar with the presidential impersonations of Steve  Bridges  (George W Bush) and Barack Obama (Reggie Brown), and have probably shared a good laugh at the uncanny likeness with which comedians of today are able to dissect our nation’s chief of state.   Perhaps...

The Christian and Comedy- Part 2 Jun19

The Christian and Co...

Two weeks ago, in our discussion of humor, we determined that the dictionary resources identify surprise or outrageous “over-the-top” situations as the underlying aspect of what makes something humorous. However, there is another branch of comedy, called observational comedy,...

Comedy and the Christian (Part 1) Jun05

Comedy and the Chris...

Any critic of Christians and culture always has his or her pickings of what element within our culture one wants to target as a great threat to the development and purity of the Christian soul. Although I might be wrong to say “friends, here is our greatest threat,” I have long been...

New-Age, Old Enemies...

“I am aware of a bright light. It’s wonderful you get energy from this light.” She was resting, after death, in between life-times. Minutes passed in silence. Suddenly she spoke, but not in the slow whisper she had always used previously. Her voice was now husky and loud, without...

May the Lord…

Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them, The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. “So shall they put my...

“Conference...

Just a  few weeks ago, I came home from what has been a mentally and spiritually emptying season of work. The last month had been one of those seasons filled with “pound-your-head-against-the-wall” experiences, the struggle of dealing with apathy amongst your team, and numerous examples...

Concerted Christ Con...

Stars are pretty cool. If you have ever laid out under a dark night sky to see the vibrant tapestry of the galaxy above you, you might understand how it could become someone’s captivation, one’s  ambition. Such was the case for Percival Lowell. You may have heard of him. He was born into...

An Invitation to Exc...

Your hand th-waps your night stand, grasping for your mobile device to swipe and to silence the iPhone marimba alarm tone. Once the disturbance to your sleep is silenced, you pause, process a death and slow breath, and liberate yourself from the tomb of your bedsheets. Perhaps you slip into...

Let Christmas Contin...

It’s been 27 days since most American’s have begun the bell curve that is participation in Christmastide, and the participation in Advent, for those who chose to devotionally and/or liturgically relive the anticipation of the coming of Messiah. Yet now, the gift wrap is all torn...

Advent: The Good New...

How preposterous a thought it is that in the often barren, frigid, and life-drained months of winter that we celebrate the birth of new life of Jesus, the God-Man. The church’s celebration of the resurrection seems to get it right- the rising from death to the glory of new life remembered on...

What  Violent  Passion  Tells  us about our Compass of Worship Dec05

What Violent Passi...

This last Saturday, fans of the phenomenon that is College Football had a spectacular, history making event to enjoy. I’m sorry if this introduction doesn’t capture the attention of the other 6.7 billion people around the globe who don’t follow American football, but in summary: a 109...