A Retiring Pope and a Sleeping God

This past week, the world has witnessed a completely unprecedented event. The Pope has retired. Ok, fact-checkers. It has happened nine other times in history. The most recent occurrence was in 1415, when Gregory XII threw in the towel to try and unite the Western church in a time when the papacy was constantly contested.…

God, Science, Poets, Love and Hate

When I first met my wife, I decided I wanted to abandon myself to knowing everything about her. So first I learned who her favorite band was. And I was hooked. I wanted to know her dreams, what she wanted to be when she grew up. I wanted to find out what it was about…

Two Voices, Each Day

Lately, I have been struggling for something to say. What can we say, after all, that has yet to be said? The wisdom of King Solomon strikes again. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness to the flesh. And this was true before the moveable-type printing press, let…

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)…

The GodMan…behind the curtain?

Do you remember the Wizard’s great appearance in The Wizard of Oz?  Of course you do, everybody remembers that scene. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and our comrade the Cowardly Lion defeat the great Wicked Witch of the West and report back to the great and powerful Oz. Their first encounter with him inspired…

Fear, Freedom and the Gospel in The King’s Speech

Happy weekend to you, dear reader. I hope you are having a good time with your significant other, or celebrating National Singles Awareness day/weekend by writing snarky comments on blogs. Whatever the case may be, thanks for stopping by. If you should find yourself looking for a good movie to take your wife, husband, boyfriend,…