An Open Letter to my Childhood Bully

"Jay" (that's what I'll call you)--we grew up together.  We lived in the same neighborhood.  Our mothers had also been school mates growing up in this same neighborhood together.  You would think we'd have gotten along a bit better. But for the most part we just seemed oblivious of each other.  We were often in the... Continue Reading →

Unexpected Lessons (In Ender’s Game)

This weekend I broke through my conflicted feelings and headed to the theater to see Ender's Game. My feelings were conflicted because everything about Ender's Game (mind you, I had not read the book) appealed to what I love:  a dystopian future, science fiction, the weight and significance of war on young people... and as an... Continue Reading →

God of War

I've been thinking a lot about God's role in war. At one church, we are studying Genesis... and of course, the Old Testament is no stranger to intense and sustained bouts of warfare. Although we are focused on the Gospel of John at the other church, nearly every Bible study begins with a discussion about... Continue Reading →

I Wish I Could Meditate Like My Cat

Today, I was drawn into a very public, very childish argument on Facebook.  With someone I don't even know.   I'm not going to lie... this has not been my proudest moment.  It all began the way so many social networking arguments begin:  I commented on someone else's post about something I'm very passionate about.  Someone... Continue Reading →

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