Play, the Sacred Revolution: A Poem

Begun out of excessive joy, invented out of Freedom’s imagination, let me dream once again as a boy. Let my highest ambition be “fun.” Though the world’s not as it should be, and suffering fills my cup, still let my heart be free. Still let my eyes look up. As a child sees possibilities of…

Death Via Windmill: On Freedom and Possibilities

In Miguel de Cervantes’ classic compilation of the many adventures of The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, the first noble and dangerous battle begins when the newly self-knighted Don Quixote spots a gang of evil giants. Without a moment’s hesitation, the fearless Quixote (and his hapless sidekick Sancho Panza) plunges into battle. And…

You Came to Play.

Question: What is the chief end of man? This familiar question opens up the Westminster Catechism, a staple in the world of Presbyterian theology for over 350 years. In a way, they are so familiar that even those of us who grew up ignorant or otherwise oblivious to the concept of creeds and catechisms have…

Theology of play

Freedom as…play?

What does freedom look like? For the past few years I have been at least poking around at this idea, and the other day I was finally able to put it into words. At first it sounds like there is a quick, easy answer to this question. Freedom looks like the ability to do what…