The Road to Edmond

Which Road Are You On? You Should Spend Some Time On “The Road to Edmond”

Which Road Are You On? You Should Spend Some Time On “The Road to Edmond” Just finished watching “The Road to Edmond.” It’s been over a decade since I’ve watched something that centers on telling a “Christian” story. I just don’t have time for stories with two-dimensional characters where the only “honest” people are the brave Christians who, in the end, have all the Bible-based … Continue reading Which Road Are You On? You Should Spend Some Time On “The Road to Edmond”

Blood Moon by Hanzlers Warped Visions

The Day after The End and The Rest of Your Life

I stayed up way too late into Sunday morning messing around with my blogs, such that I completely forgot about the “Apocalypse” that had been getting so much buzz on the web. Then I noticed that someone on my social network feed had “checked in” on an apocalypse page as “safe” like someone checking in after riding out a hurricane. Really? 2017 and we’re still … Continue reading The Day after The End and The Rest of Your Life

Believing in Evolution – Unexpected Bedfellows

DailyRandomShit for 2016-05-06 When this video came across my social feed I was pretty amazed. It was posted by a number of Christians as a proof against Evolution. Wow, it’s very refreshing to see Evangelical Christians promoting and agreeing with a Muslim. As for “disproving” evolution, the video producer makes several common mistakes such as proposing that humans came from primates or that it isn’t … Continue reading Believing in Evolution – Unexpected Bedfellows

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer & The Community of Friends

The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer Turns out that famous recording artists are people with all the flaws, failings and feelings of everyone else you’ve ever known. As much as that should be a “duh,” I was pretty disappointed after Melissa Etheridge’s jilted partner aired dirty laundry about how Etheridge saved her emotions for her songs. That disclosure, true or not, soured my appreciation … Continue reading The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer & The Community of Friends

In Bad Faith 19: Jerry DeWitt’s Journey from the Known to the Unknown

I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Jerry DeWitt last Fall, that was at the end of his book tour promoting, Hope After Faith. I felt a tad guilty that I hadn’t read his book at this point but going to the presentation was a good introduction to this former Pentecostal preacher who had chosen to embrace his skepticism. One of the interesting … Continue reading In Bad Faith 19: Jerry DeWitt’s Journey from the Known to the Unknown

In Bad Faith 18: Accidental Miracles of History – A Review of Reza Aslan’s “Zealot”

Lately I’ve been reading books analyzing Religion and New Testament Christianity in particular; actually that’s nothing new for me. If I’m not indulging in some sci-fi than I’m usually reading the latest from several writers, such as Bart Ehrman or Karen Armstrong. One of the books I’ve recently read is by Reza Aslan, an Iranian-American academic who has attracted a lot of attention over the … Continue reading In Bad Faith 18: Accidental Miracles of History – A Review of Reza Aslan’s “Zealot”

1959-11 mommy & me on the beach.

Mom and Sunday Only Faith

The following was part of a response I gave to a student blog post from our reading of the book The Art of Possibility: My mom gave little credence to those whose faith only existed on Sundays and only in words spoken in church. If you believe in something it should show in the rest of your life was her challenge and it sounds like … Continue reading Mom and Sunday Only Faith

In Bad Faith 14: 40-Years Too Soon

I just figured it out. No offense to my friends-of-faith, but I’m amazed at all of my high-school classmates whom I’ve become reacquainted with via FaceBook who post declarations of strong faith on their FaceBook feed. My first reaction was, really, this person? It’s not that I have any doubts that what they’re expressing isn’t their genuine convictions. It’s just that, well, back in high … Continue reading In Bad Faith 14: 40-Years Too Soon

The Balcony is Closed: RIP Roger Ebert

Of late when a celebrity passes away I’ve found myself quietly counting my fingers and toes and wondering when my turn might come. Having reached an age where more than a few friends and family have shaken off their mortal coils, it’s not an altogether unreasonable question. And while my illness this past year thankfully never got to the stage where I was at grave … Continue reading The Balcony is Closed: RIP Roger Ebert