Did you feel that?

That solid piece of ground we thought we were standing on just shifted again. It’s possible that the relative peace we’ve enjoyed for the last month or so may be upended again. I don’t want to go into detail, but we may be making big changes in the...

Books I read in 2011

This isn’t a complete list, but these had the biggest impact on me. 1. Albion’s Seed by David Hackett Fisher. From the Amazon page: …It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance...

The quandary of Joe Paterno

Heroes. We all want to have one, if we can’t be one. We want to believe there are people who get it right, who do the right things for the right reasons. We want to believe that bad people are different, and don’t have anything in common with good people....

Some quotes from The Ragamuffin Gospel

On a blustery October night in a church outside Minneapolis, several hundred believers had gathered for a three-day seminar. I began with a one hour presentation of the gospel of grace and the reality of salvation. Using Scripture, story, symbolism, and personal...

Late to the party

For years I’ve been seeing references to Brennan Manning and his book ┬áThe Ragamuffin Gospel. But… for some reason I never got around to reading it. So many books, so little time. When Borders was closing, I still had a big gift card to use up, so I went...