Merry Christmas…. I never imagined I’d get to a time when people consider the phrase divisive, controversial, offensive. How strange. For all the good it’s done through the centuries, (and it has) I also realize religion has been twisted. Weaponized. As someone whose life was transformed by faith in Jesus and who has been […]Read More Merry Christmas 2018
This ‘Sin’ issue, I mean. This article below prompted a long-standing theological issue to surface yet again. https://www.dailywire.com/news/39037/listen-popular-christian-singer-lauren-daigle-not-amanda-prestigiacomo?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=062316-news&utm_campaign=benshapiro Basically a nice young Christian music celebrity can’t say for certain if a practice – homosexuality in this case – is a ‘sin’ on a TV talk show. Not real news, right? There’s been a lot of […]Read More Let’s get our head on straight about this
Wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving. And I thought this proclamation from earlier American President during a very tumultuous time in our country might be worth taking to heart. Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its […]Read More Happy Thanksgiving 2018
Plenty is happening on the writing front but I want to post something on a serious note. In the wake of the Pittsburgh shooting, my wife and I attended an interfaith service at the Cape Cod Synagogue last night. Not the sort of thing I would have done earlier in my faith and religious walk. […]Read More Whence Cometh Evil?
When churched people learn I’m a stained glass artisan who also writes fiction, after they recover from the initial surprise, they often spin my vocation as some form of ministry. (After all, it’s artistic, not practical. Not ‘real’ work, eh) So my windows must be for churches and my stories about Jesus or theology. Or […]Read More Thoughts on ‘art’ as ‘ministry’
Thoughts on Faith and Disability A long-ish article that’s part testimony, part experiences as a Christian with a disability. I made it a separate page. There’s a drop down tab in the Header under About HSSJ or you can click on this link. Feel free to comment. I’ll get back to cyber-enhanced soldiers and half-breed orcs […]Read More In Between
Amazon’s Pilot Season has begun and for me, the winner is the SF show, OASIS. Without giving too much away, Richard Madden (from Game of Thrones) plays Peter, a young minister in the dystopia of 2032, who travels to Mankind’s last best hope, a distant space colony called Oasis where the best and brightest (and wealthiest) […]Read More Oasis: Faith under unfamiliar stars