*Dis–joint-ed Ideas* Out of Matthew 25:1-13

  KJV—————————->   Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in theirContinue reading “*Dis–joint-ed Ideas* Out of Matthew 25:1-13”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Saint for Today

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) is known for his leadership role in the Confessing Church, efforts on behalf of peace and justice, opposition to antisemitism, and writings on theology and ethics that have been influential far beyond his German Lutheran context. He was was hanged by the Nazis on April 6, 1945 in the Flossenburg concentration camp.Continue reading “Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Saint for Today”

I Almost Killed a Man

In 1987 I was serving the Lord with S.O.S. Ministries in San Francisco, California. I was living in community with other team members in the Mission District on Sycamore St. Everything was rather gritty. (Some would say it was ‘loathsome or gross,’ but that seems unkind.) Wine bottles, mixed with the decor of fresh graffiti  and wasContinue reading “I Almost Killed a Man”

Velcrocity, My New Amazing Word

I like inventing new words, especially for words that have far too much mileage on them. A car runs great, but even the best autos start to have issues after the odometer goes over 200,000 miles. So I’m purposing a new word even though I’m not quite ready to completely toss the old one yet.Continue reading “Velcrocity, My New Amazing Word”