The truth about Superman’s phonebooth

Phone booths have all but vanished from the American landscape, to the delight of the myriad faceless number crunchers who toil at Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. It's bad enough that the extinction of the public telephone has created so much hardship for cellphoneless citizens like myself, ... Continue reading

Out with the old…

It has been just a bit more than 10 years since I started blogging. I don't much like change, but after all that time my old blogging platform had become cranky and unreliable. So I threw out the BandAids and moved to WordPress. That move has allowed me to fix things that were broken, add some new ... Continue reading

Do-gooders

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. — Galatians 6:9-10, NIV We Boy Scouts are required to do a good ... Continue reading

Beta testing

I am in the process of moving AnotherThink from Movable Type to Wordpress. This change will give me a chance to add a number of improvements to the site and to fix some things that had broken. I'm moving 650 blog posts, their comments, email lists, media files, and other debris between two ... Continue reading

Courage of our convictions

Elmer Charles Bigelow had the courage of his convictions. The 25-year-old from Hebron, Illinois, enlisted in the US Navy at the beginning of WWII, and after training was assigned to the USS Fletcher, a destroyer that was part of the US Pacific fleet. During fighting in the Philippines, the Fletcher ... Continue reading

Load limits

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. — Matthew 11:28, NIV Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. — Galatians 6:2, NIV When I was a brand new Boy Scout, my troop set off on an overnight camping trip that required a long ... Continue reading

Troubled Minds: A review

Time and again in the Gospels we see Jesus turning the accepted wisdom of the people of God upside down. He challenged the Sabbath orthodoxy by insisting that doing good works is no violation of God's commands. He touched lepers to show that there are no untouchables in God's Kingdom. He calmed a ... Continue reading

Unsound minds

Dr. Mark Powell: I'd like to begin by asking you... if you know why you're here. Prot: Of course. You think I'm crazy. Powell: I prefer the term "ill". Do you think you are... ill? Prot: A little homesick, perhaps. Powell: Really? Where is home? Prot: K-PAX. Powell: K-PAX? Prot: ... K-PAX is ... Continue reading