Absolute knowledge of righteousness?

Following a rather convoluted chain of links, I happend upon a post from Friday by Bob Carlton at The Corner, referring to an article in the New York Times by Charles Marsh entitled "Wayward Christian Soldiers." The key sentence here for me, at least as it relates to our recent conflict here in Baytown surrounding

Calling all divers

As of a few months ago, I am PADI certified as an "Open Water Diver." Yesterday, I got the scuba gear that I bought on eBay . So now I'm looking for some dive buddies! Wendy has no interest in learning to dive, so I'm putting out the call to those who read this (and who hopefully aren't too far away) to see if there are any other closet divers out there.

Fun trivia

OK. I don't normally do these, but I have to admit that I had fun with this.

Random thoughts on today's readings

My thoughts from today's Bible readings on Jacob wrestling, Jesus' yoke, and the debate between creationism and evolution.

A facelift for my blog

Wendy told me that she wanted her own blog site, (her welcome message is here) so I did some checking for her. In the process, I've decided that I wanted to change my own as well. So I've (hopefully) moved all of my old posts and comments to this new system, based on WordPress 2.

Thoughts on "Colossians Remixed"

Well, I've finished reading "Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire" by Brian Walsh and Sylvia Keesmaat, and I thought I'd give my thoughts on it. Please understand that this is from the perspective of someone completely untrained in theology.

Comments on an article in "Christiantity Today"

I just finished reading an article from Christianity Today entitled "Silent Night, Merciful Night" by James Calvin Schaap. It's labeled as fiction, but I choose to ignore that point. ;) It tells the story of a professional actor who attends a church for all the wrong reasons. He's asked to do a dramatic reading for the Christmas Eve service. Go ahead and read it. I'll wait.

Appropriate Bible verse

In my "Bible in a Year" reading, today's passage seems somehow appropriate:

[Psalm 140]

An interesting perspective on the Biblical narrative

As many of you will know, I've long been a supporter of the position that the Bible is not a historical or scientific text, and that treating it as such does it a disservice. That there's a fundamental difference between "truth" and "fact."

The Patriot act and privacy

The New Work Times is reporting today that President Bush authorized illegal wiretapping of US Citizens. This as Congress debates renewal of the Patriot Act.


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