goodness gracious its friday

On this day that is set aside for the Christian faith to both celebrate and lament one of the three biggest landmark events of our faith, the torture, humiliation and eventual death of our savior Christ (the other two would be his resurrection and ascension into heaven) it is interested to see some of the…

the death of an angel

I know that I try to be clever with the titles of my posts – some play on words or something kitschy about my posts.  However this time this is a literal title.  Today is a day to mourn the tragic death of a young athlete.  Nick Adenhart, a twenty-two year old pitcher for the…

a simple case for God

here is a simple case for the existence of God that i offer as fodder for thought: 1. something is comprised of anything 2. nothing is the absence of anything 3. something is better than nothing 4. naturalists (and therefore athiests) hold that the initial and terminal states of the universe is nothingness 5. creationists…

quick study: numbers | proverbs | ephesians

Numbers 24-25; Proverb 17; Ephesians 5-6 highlights – Numbers 24:13; Proverb 17:7; 17:28; Ephesians 5:9; 5:15; 5:17 at first when i was reading through Numbers i was not entirely sure what i was supposes to be getting out of this reading. two chapters of prophecy and smiting – but as i continued reading the rest…

apolyptic discourse and the evangelic church

When I was an undergraduate at The Beach, I had a wonderful opportunity to write extensively about the discourse and rhetoric used by Y2K extremists in and around 1999.  The crux of my paper was two fold, first American discourse is rooted in the apocoplypse and second consipiracy theory rhetoric surrounding the Y2K scare was…

in sickness and in health

A friend of mine today sent me a link to a news item from the great state of Iowa explaining and exploring the ramifications of a landmark ruling that is essentially going to allow same sex marriages.  The very nature of this topic of conversation is a fairly interesting one from all aspects.  From a…

from the mouth of a child

this afternoon i had the rare privilege of picking up my daughter from school. as she ran from the tables she was sitting at with her friends dropping her lunch stuff all over the asphalt—age could barely contain her excitement. i would like to think that she was excited to see me—but no my three…

images from the beach

Last evening the wife and I walked briskly around our alma matter – csulb. It was a good time of conversation and connection and it allowed us the freedom to enjoy each others company. Between our pithy banter, witty conversation and an unspoken desire to stop and go eat – we came across a tree…

starbucks

As part of my work life I find myself constantly looking for places to get connected, plugged in an generally be able to do my work wherever I am (as for what I do – I have a Chandler-esque quality of no one really knowing what it is I really do).

simple faith

An interesting thought occurred to me recently (well actually tonight) – how do you keep faith when you have lost faith in yourself. Recently, I have gone through some things in my life that have caused my confidence to wane. No, nothing major or truly serious – your garden variety male ego stuff (humility in…