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?
LET THE STABLE STILL ASTONISH Let the stable still astonish: Straw-dirt floor, dull eyes, Dusty flanks of donkeys, oxen; Crumbling, crooked walls; No bed to carry that pain, And then, the child– Rag-wrapped, laid to cry In a trough. Who would have chosen this? Who would have said, “Yes, let the God of Heaven […]Read More Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12 Lately, I go over this list whenever I turn on my computer. *** You’re going to die and you have no idea when. Stop pretending that you’re invincible. Acknowledge the fact of your own mortality, […]Read More Twenty Things
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
” Those French have a different word for everything.” – Steve Martin as huffy ‘Merican tourist *** I’ve come to accept the fact – but not really comprehend – there are people who don’t read. Like, at all. It’s an exertion, painful on the same level as a marathon or a colonoscopy. And […]Read More Thoughts on the Conventions of Genre and Faith
Preachers often rail against the lure and message of Hollywood and there’s something to be said there in certain instances. But Life and the world being what they are, is it any wonder people seek escapism? In my experience, ministers called to declare ‘the greatest story ever told’ often fail to make it captivating, fail […]Read More Just my .02