“Christianity is not about religion; it’s about a relationship.” If you have run in Christian circles for the past ten years, or even if you have just run into a Christian in the past ten years, you’ve heard this little apothegm. I have grown very weary of hearing it, but I’ve always wondered where it came from and whatContinue reading “All Hail Schleiermacher!”
January 10, 2011: There will be a new post this Thursday. I feel absolutely terrible for not posting last week. Please forgive me. Thursday will continue to be the day for new posts, unless something crazy happens, in which case I will notify you via PSA #2. My wife’s birthday is today!
My friends, it has been a crazy year. Millions of gallons of oil have spilled in the sea. Haiti and Chile have had catastophic earthquakes. The Butler Bulldogs and Indianapolis Colts made it to their respective title games and lost in heartwrenching fashion. Spain won the World Cup. The Prince has married a commoner. The ReddensContinue reading “Year In Review”
As the title indicates, this post will not have one cohesive thought. I hope you can still enjoy it. A friend of a friend offered his condo to me and Hannah. It is on the beach. We’re heading there tomorrow afternoon and staying for the weekend! Hannah has her first ultrasound on Monday. Crazy! IContinue reading “An Assortment of Goodies”
We are lighting the outdoors and bringing dead trees indoors. We are standing in freezing temperatures at 3 A.M. to buy important stuff and listening to some of the most senseless songs ever written. Yes, it must be that time of year again—my favorite holiday of all. Before I go any further, here is the disclaimer: If you want to enjoy Christmas for theContinue reading “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
Earlier this week, I visited a Zen Buddhist temple. As I sat there listening to Abbot Carlson lecture (along with the other students from my World Religions course), I couldn’t help but wonder, Am I a Zen Buddhist too? The Abbot began his talk by tracing the history of Buddhism. Over the centuries, Buddhism, like all majorContinue reading “Am I a Zen Buddhist?”
Generally, I’m not thankful on Thanksgiving. So here’s what I am doing to remedy the situation: Today, I am making a list of 100 things for which I am thankful. Then I will remember who is the Giver of good gifts. Let’s do it together. Post your top 10: A baby on the way (7-11-11) AContinue reading “Thanks for what?”