Question authority

"Do not be scared by the word authority. Believing things on authority only means believing them because you have been told them by someone you think trustworthy. I believe there is such a place as New York. I have not seen it myself. I could not prove by abstract reasoning that there must be such a ... Continue reading

More power

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. — Ephesians 3:20-21, NIV Out here in the sticks where the city sewer ... Continue reading

Obama’s monster

...nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose... — from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein On May 21, 2003, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution extolling the historic importance of the Ford Motor Company. It lavishly lauded the ingenuity and innovation of Ford ... Continue reading

Moral politics is no oxymoron

I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there's nobody ... Continue reading

Beauty, power and humor

There are some blogs I check every day, because they are so consistently worth reading. Let me pass on some recommendations.All Things 2 All by Catez Stevens of New Zealand is always a place for God-soaked wisdom. Yesterday, Catez posted Beauty Talk, inspired by reflections about beauty by John ... Continue reading

The Lion of Judah

The central masculine archetypes seem to always be about power: how is power good, how is power contained, how is power shared, how is power used for others, what is spiritual power and what is selfish power. ...power is largely out of control and universally distrusted in western society. Our ... Continue reading