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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Way

A First Century Church for the 21st Century A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35 Are you a serious Christian […]

Evening Twinge

How clueless I am–still–about the Big Things and the Little Details of this life in Christ we share. A shudder of a thought just now, a cold shiver. Tonight, out of nowhere, the workings of Grace suddenly seemed too alien to hold in mind. Here’s the twist. Even though I know I’m clueless about grace, […]

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 […]