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+ If we have never sought, we seek Thee now;Thine eyes burn through the dark, our only stars;We must have sight of thorn-pricks on Thy brow,We must have Thee, O Jesus of the Scars. The heavens frighten us; they are too calm;In all the universe we have no place.Our wounds are hurting us; where is…

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Things Worth Discussing

On the world’s wide(st) web, these are the things that I have found in the past week that are worth a sentence or two… Liberalism != happiness, and here’s why. Statistics show that “Islamophobia” is really “Jew-o-phobia,”. Looks like we are more like many of the Arabic Muslims than we pretend, since Jews are our…

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Things Worth Discussing

At the top of the list is TSA’s new pat-down/body-scan procedures. So many possible things to post, but a few struck my fancy.  At GetReligion, one author notes that the new procedures could pit religious freedom against our seeking “safety,” which I would not have thought about before examining them in light of the 4th…

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Things From All Over

Prominent physicist says global warming is a hoax; world keeps turning as it was… Which makes me think wonder things like “Are saving power and water are always a bad idea?” and “Suppose everyone gets on board with the idea that it is all a hoax overnight. Should all of the economic ventures be abandoned…

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"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." – Ghandi

Esquire recently printed an open letter to non-Christians by a guy named Shane Claibourne that delivers an excellent critique of Christianity in practice versus in principle: To all my nonbelieving, sort-of-believing, and used-to-be-believing friends: I feel like I should begin with a confession. I am sorry that so often the biggest obstacle to God has…

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