Dr. Kevorkian and a People of Innocence

When I was a kid I remember all the talk of euthanasia, mercy killings and senior-citizen suicides that were being conducted by one Jack Kevorkian. Outside of the special I saw on him a year or so ago I have had little reason to consider his positions on the sanctity and dignity of human life,…

Illusion, Medicine and Reality: Woody Allen’s Gospel

Sometimes the illusions work better than the medicine. –Woody Allen Over the past month or so when I go to the Red Box to pick out a movie for the night, I have noticed a Woody Allen film that came out last year called You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger. Well, last night I…

The Way of Jesus: Following Person over Principle

Follow me, run along behind me! That is all. To follow in his steps is something which is void of all content. It gives us no intelligible program for a way of life, no goal or ideal to strive after…Jesus is the only significance. Beside Jesus nothing has any significance. He alone matters. –Bonhoeffer I…

Life in the Rattle and Hum

A few years ago a friend asked me what I thought was the best album ever made. For the record, there are not many questions that will engage me more quickly in a conversation, not only because it makes me feel like I’m a music expert (which is the next-best thing to being a rock-star)…

Don’t Be Afraid! God is not Safe. He is Good.

Lately there has been a lot of talk about God’s wrath. Is it really possible that God could sentence people to hell? Is there a never-ending state of misery, pain, wrath, fire and brimstone? One book, written by Rob Bell, called Love Wins answers this question in the negative. God is not about punishment, goes…