the beginning of fear

today, as in antiquity, the answer to the ultimate question of “life, the universe, everything” stands as both something that many do not accept and something that remains illusive to live out for those that do accept it. to bring the conversation into clarity: humanity has long searched for an answer for the reason why…

this friday is truly good

on the way to church for wednesday night fun my five year old, roman, asked my if i knew why it is called “good friday.” now i am used to startling insightful questions and statements from my kids, but this struck me in a genuine and unexpected way. after answering in the dadliest way i…

the challenge of the bible

in 2006 i came up with an idea of how i could get myself to read through the Bible on a regular and consistent basis. this is much tougher than you would think for a guy who spent the first three weeks of his married life unknowingly ignoring his wife because he was so used…

is

over the past few months i have struggled with the idea of perspective.  particularly about how to go about articulating and expressing a healthy world view.  i do not necessarily mean a paradigm, no something more basic and closer to ourselves.  maybe it is a throw back to maslow or a need to substantiate universals…

God created

Starting with the first chapter of the first book of the Torah or the Bible begins immediately. Regardless of the translation used, the meaning is the same. God created. When it was done, how it was accomplished, the particulars – these, while fascinating to think about, are relatively unimportant sidebars. Ponder on that for a bit: before any theology, any religion, or holy wars, there was a singular act, creation.