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

Stress cracks

Long after the winter rains had disappeared and the ground had turned pale and dusty from baking in the desert sun, there was a spot not far from my house that remained dark and moist. Sinking the blade of my shovel into the earth, I discovered wet soil well below the surface. Not good news. I knew ... Continue reading

He saved others

 "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself! He's the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.'" — Matthew 27:42-43, NIVA large crowd followed ... Continue reading

Against the tide

A new survey by Pew Research shows that more American adults now favor than oppose same-sex marriage, by a margin of 49% to 43%. In 2003 the same survey showed the opposite: 58% opposed vs. 33% in favor. Pew attributes the shift primarily to the coming of age of the Millennial generation — those ... Continue reading