chapter 1: eros takes a seat

The large, oak doors to the conference room burst open, and the department heads started trickling in one by one. They met only once every fifty years, but for a company that had been around as long as this one, fifty years is the blink of an eye. Virtually no normal person loves a meeting, but... Continue Reading →

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fishing buddies

TWO FRIENDS. FISHING. "You ever think much about the ocean?" "Seriously?" "Yeah. You don't ever wonder about the ocean?" "I never thought you were 'one of those.'" "Listen, I know it's crazy, but you know, lately every time we come out to this lake I find myself thinking about the ocean." "Have you ever seen... Continue Reading →

what to do about nashville

In October 1978, about 200 scholars and pastors gathered in Chicago to articulate what would become known as the Chicago Statements on Biblical Inerrancy and Hermeneutics. The CSBI was made in response to growing liberalism in regards to the nature and interpretation of scripture within what we might loosely call evangelicalism. The statement had and... Continue Reading →

beauty from pain

This past Saturday night dozens of friends gathered together for a campfire, s'mores, whiffle ball, a lot of laughs, and a few tears. These are some of the most important people in the life of my family. To use the church-y cliche, these are people we have been "living life with" for years. We were... Continue Reading →

why talk to atheists on twitter?

This post is going to be self-referential in a way that I swore to not indulge when I started this blog, but because this issue came up on a recent Every Thought Captive podcast and because I didn't answer the question very well I decided to write something up. Yes, from time to time, I have... Continue Reading →

too much information

The other day my son came walking upstairs where I was working, and I could tell he was agitated. He was sighing and pacing back and forth. Normally (especially this year) I would assume that something bad had happened during the Cubs game, but I knew they didn't play until that night. "What's up, buddy?"... Continue Reading →

the new prophets of doom

I've got a lot of feelings about the sandwich-board preacher guy. Most of them negative. You've seen him I'm sure on your college campus, megaphone in hand yelling not-so-nice things about immorality and the coming judgment at the coeds and frat boys passing by. Or you've seen him standing on street corners 10-pound Bible in... Continue Reading →

chapter 3: aphrodite reports

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Is there anything in existence that so captivates and intoxicates the imagination and the passions as love and war? War, the taker of life and love, the giver - both in their way requiring sacrifice and the obliteration of self. And in this we see the greatest difference between one generation... Continue Reading →

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