Kiva

I was surfing around and ended up at a Yahoo story about Kiva.org, a website that matches lenders with entrepreneurs around the world. The idea is that in other countries – what we often call the third world – small businesses need microloans, and we can make minor loans to them. They partner with microlending…

The Supremacy of Passion

On the way in to work I was listening to the NPR Podcast Pop Culture and one segment was interviewing two women who wrote the children’s book version of Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. At one point one of the women was telling a story about a little girl who had gone home from school and…

D&D and Church

Stubbled Upon this interesting story about what happen when one middle schooler asked another to play D&D and his mother got worried and went to her pastor.

Why is Satan Always Angry?

I’m rereading Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Shadow and there was a little exchange between the nun character Sister Carlotta and another command that had an interesting bit of theology in it. “Do you know why Satan is so angry all the time? Because whenever he works a particularly clever bit of mischief, God uses it…

Cities of Refuge For The Slayer

I’m not a huge fan of the King James Version of the bible written in 1611, and one of the reasons is that the language has changed so much. I was killing time at church and they have one of those big coffee table bibles with the cool pictures in it. It was open to…

Bono on Jesus, Grace and Karma

Only crazy people could think Bono isn’t Christian. In the passage quoted in this blog post Bono talks about Grace vs. Karma in a powerful, powerful way. He also incorporates Lewis’ trilema into his witness. It is crazy for Christians to judge him because his “notoriously bad language, liberal politics, and rock star antics”. Or…

Parenting

This weekend I learned something as a father. It was, as most things, a combination of inputs and actions coming together in a perfect storm sufficient for me to get it. I’m coming to understand this is the way God often talks to me. On Friday I had a strange role reversal with my youngest…

Been A Long Time

Came by the blog today and realized its been a very long time since I posted last. Lots of stuff has been happening that have conspired to keep me away. I did a trash the dress shoot a couple of weeks ago. I’ll post images once I get the processing done. My grandfather came home…