While listening to the sermon last Sunday, a phrase used within the context of the message caught my attention, and that was "Diner Theology". Now the fact that this phrase wasn't mentioned until almost 19 minutes into the sermon, didn't mean I wasn't listening the rest of the time...just to be clear. The phrase … Continue reading Diner Theology – A Cure for Itching Ears?
The internet is awash in conspiracy theories and false news stories. The more outrageous, the more they're shared on social media, creating a culture of mis-information. The Age of Enlightenment occurring in Europe between 1685 and 1815, questioned traditional authority as dictated by political and religious dogma at that time, and represented a change … Continue reading The Tie that Binds Enlightened Minds
I love motorcycling through what's known to motorcyclists as the "twisties". Laymen refer to these as curves. Although the thrill of leaning into a curve is often exhilarating, curves also pose some uncertainty, as to what's around the bend. Not being able to see around the bend causes some anxiety, because the unknown is … Continue reading When Life Forces You to Navigate a Bend in the Road
Have you ever noticed that as the night becomes darker, the more illuminating stars become? One of my favorite quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr., is "Only in the darkness can you see the stars". The quote, the origin of which can be traced back to 19th century Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle, was used … Continue reading Hope Shines Brightest in the Darkest of Nights
As a nation commemorates the assassination of a civil rights icon, his message continues to resonate in the hearts and minds of those who lived through that era. It wasn't just a message of equality for African-Americans, but in a larger context, hope and justice for the oppressed. A single gunman was able to silence … Continue reading The Message and the Messenger