The Wheat and the Weeds

It is our practice now, at least in the large cities, to find from our psychiatric priesthood that our sins aren’t really sins at all but accidents that are set in motion by forces beyond our control.  -John Steinbeck It is completely out of fashion these days to take Jesus seriously on what he says…

Master, Why Do You Speak in Parables?

Does it seem cruel, or at the very least curious, that Jesus interacts with seekers by telling them riddles? Honestly, is it strange to you that Jesus seems to go out of his way to preach to his own choir? Imagine you are invited to a speech by Bill Gates on the great usefulness of…

A Kingdom Disclaimer

I love to listen to baseball on the radio. I love that my imagination can re-create the scenes of curveballs and doubles into the gap, while at the same tine preserving just enough mental space to carry on a conversation of my own. The radio allows a personal interaction with the broadcaster that television can…

The Coalescence of Heaven and Earth

My wife and I have an impressive and growing collection of books in our little house. Some of them are even leather bound, which, it ought to go without saying, makes each of us a pretty big deal. The mere fact that I have doubled my book collection in taking a wife has to be…