The Scandal of History

I call it: The scandal of history.  And society is struggling with that scandal today.  People are convinced that if they had done it, that they’d have done it right, or at least better.  They truly believe that with them in charge there would have been no abuses and they wouldn’t have made any mistakes. Because they believe…

Terminal

I found out the other day that I have less than a year to live.  It was quite a shock when I found out.  It wasn’t my doctor who told me but an article that I read.   The thesis was that when you subtract the time sleeping, working, tending to personal matters, hygiene, odd chores, medical matters,…

Damascus Road Experience

Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.  Those words were penned over a hundred years ago by the Irish playwright Oscar Wilde but they could very well have been written about a young man named Saul who came to a pivotal point in his life where he would have to choose to…

On Churches and Churches

I’m discovering, yet again, that a church building is not necessarily one thing, instead it is a compilation of many different things.  There’s electrical, heating and ventilation, not to mention plumbing, floor coverings, paint, sound systems and a thousand other details that all have to come together so that people will see not a whole pile…

Why’d it have to be a spider?

It was terrifying. It was the biggest spider that I’ve ever seen... and remember I lived in Australia!  It was right in front of me on the dash of my car.  Seriously, the thing was humongous.  I freaked out.  I threw the car in park and tried to figure out either how to escape or how to kill the…

A Millstone around my Neck

It is the stuff of nightmares, you’re unable to breathe, the pressure is closing in and your last thoughts reflect on what you wished you had done.  Regrets fill your mind, if onlys become your focus and as the darkness increases your struggles decrease until what was you has departed and what is left is…

The Question of a Vaccine

It seems to be the thing everyone is talking about. The British, the Chinese and the Americans all say they are close to having one and the Russians say they have one now.  Some people can’t wait to get one and other’s say that will never happen.  The thing, of course, is a vaccine for COVID-19. We…

By the Skin of my Teeth

His name was Job but I wonder if his friends called him Murphy, because it seemed that anything that could go wrong for him, did go wrong for him. He was kind of like the guy who said, “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all.” You might recall the…

But I read it Online. . .

Have you noticed that more and more people are referencing the internet as a reputable source? People will actually argue with you stating: “But I read it on this website or on that blog.”  It doesn’t matter if they are speaking about COVID, the US Constitution or theology, they are convinced, if they read it on…