Jesus, As A Matter Of Fact

*Authors Note: This post is in its larval state, dear Readers, but we won't wait for a mountable Imago. We're going to leave it up in plain view and watch the metamorphosis together.  What we should notice first is growth, segment on segment. We'll keep the temperature constant, if we can. We'll note when the color changes.  As … Continue reading Jesus, As A Matter Of Fact

May I See Your Receipt?

Some non-religious people who haven't spent time researching the difference between Christianity and Islam seem to think they are pretty much the same. Ancient myths, constructed out of available stories, equally implausible to a non-believer. Essentially the same, equally flawed holy books. But to Christians, that attitude is frustrating in the extreme.  It is self pleasing, self validating and … Continue reading May I See Your Receipt?

Open Letter To Muslims In The West

Author's  Note:  I am reposting this after Donald Trump's victory.  We've heard what he has to say about Muslims. Trump markets in fear. But it is certainly true that horrific violence in the name of Islam is a daily staple of our news feed. So where is the real conversation we should be having?   Dear Friends, We don’t know each other. So … Continue reading Open Letter To Muslims In The West

Bringing It All Back Home

The last two posts haven't mentioned Jesus explicitly, so I thought I'd introduce my fascination with a notion that C S Lewis called "second meanings" In Reflections on the Psalms, Lewis makes the case for a metaphysical resonance between truth revealed by secular events that point towards a deeper, indeed ultimate, spiritual Truth.  Since the … Continue reading Bringing It All Back Home

Return of the Three Dot Witness…

Forgive me dear Readers, it has been five weeks since my last concession...nothing to say and itching to say it...death and loss riding a crest in my little world lately...friends in hospice slipping off quietly when the sad people go home to sleep...what a decision that is, to leave this life while unattended...if the choice … Continue reading Return of the Three Dot Witness…

Sheep Dogs, Wolves and the Lamb of God

Still haven't gotten around to seeing American Sniper--it hasn't aged nearly enough. The Passion of the Christ came out in 2004. I didn't see it in the theater that year or on video--remember VHS--or any of the other medium available until Netflix streaming came into our lives and I promptly put The Passion at the … Continue reading Sheep Dogs, Wolves and the Lamb of God

Prayer For Charleston

These are the names of the people killed in the Charleston Church Shooting. Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, 54, a bible study member Susie Jackson, 87, a bible study member Ethel Lee Lance, 70, a 30-year church Sexton Depayne Middleton, 49, a bible study member Clementa C. Pinckney, 41, church pastor and South Carolina State Senator … Continue reading Prayer For Charleston

The Resurrected Elephant in the Room

We do not die when our bodies die. Consciousness survives bodily death. Individually, we accept and accommodate this fact. Most of us have had personal experience around death, especially of loved ones, in which inexplicably, something in the room changes when a human being dies. Mind exits body in a loss perceptible on the deepest … Continue reading The Resurrected Elephant in the Room

Now Is The Time For Your Tears

"...bury the rag deep in your face for now is the time for your tears..." "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Caroll"   Bob Dylan In circumstances vastly different from the Michael Brown shooting, Eric Garner was choked to death by a Police Officer while a video camera caught every horrific moment. Five or six officers swarm … Continue reading Now Is The Time For Your Tears

Three Dot Witness…

With the trip east and the computer crash--and sobering personal encounters--I lost the mojo for this blog...sat at the keyboard, twiddling a bum thumb feelin' mighty dumb and then some...words, images out of nowhere going nowhere...an Aztec on abandoned asphalt...the palpable mutual disdain of toy poodles and bonsai trees...a bowl of fat-gleaming mock-turtle soup...a bowl … Continue reading Three Dot Witness…