What Were You Expecting to See?

  “What were you expecting to see,” he asked, “when you went out to the desert? A reed wobbling in the wind?” Jesus speaking to the crowds about John the Baptist, Matthew’s gospel account 11: 7 “A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today.…

Try to Remember

  The bumper sticker in front of Tom read, “Try to remember what you wanted to be.” Tom thought for a moment and then the light changed. He remembered that he didn’t want to be late for his date with Sherry. Pulling up to the next light Tom remembered that he wanted to be a…

Form Should Never Follow Function

   “I heard a loud voice from the throne, and this is what it said: “Look! God has come to dwell with humans! He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them and will be their God.” Revelation 21:3 ~~~ Let me ask you. Where do…

Known in the Things Made

  “What can be known of God, you see, is plain to them, since God has made it plain to them. Ever since the world was made, his eternal power and deity have been seen and known IN THE THINGS MADE. As a result, they have no excuse: they knew God, but didn’t honor him…

Dragon-Skin or What Not to Where

  Maybe you can relate. As often happens when I am out and about I come across a homosexual* waiter or cashier. They want to be queer-noticed. They present themselves with false feminine affected speech and limp-wristed affectations. I am immediately repulsed by such an unnatural demeanor as I am by the sight of tattoos-graffiti…

Father’s Way

  I would estimate that over the years my father took thousands of photos with film cameras. He wasn’t in those photos. Most of what a father is and does isn’t captured in images….     

The “Anything Goes” Flood

  “This is the lie that is at the heart of our society, the lie that encourages every form of destructive self-indulgence to flourish: for while we ascribe our conduct to pressures from without, we obey the whims that well up from within, thereby awarding ourselves carte blanche to behave as we choose. Thus we…