on.perception.

take a look at the image above. what do you see? do you see a duck facing to the left or a rabbit facing to the right? this, one of the most famous optical illusions, is a great illustration of one of the most fundamental truths about the human experience: perception dictates what we understand…

advocacy at what cost?

much of the theology that surrounds advocacy in the modern christian church seems to be heavily influenced by Christ’s conversation about the judgment found in Matthew 25:31-46. the premise is very simple: Christ sets up a dichotomy between two groups of individuals; group a (the sheep) are said to have clothed, bathed, fed, and helped Christ by…

crack in the ipad

so recently my three year old son, roman xavier (yes that is his first name – so what if there are two of them, that is just how his mom and i roll), broke my brand new ipad 2. and by brand new i mean i have had it for three weeks now. and by…

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…