Joseph: The First Socialist Dictator

One of the greatest enemies Judaism and Christianity have ever known has undoubtedly been socialism. Socialism threatens the very moral fabric of our society. It oppresses the masses with heavy taxati...

Stumbling Toward Heaven

Growing Up Catholic (1952 – 1971) Although my soul is no longer in her keeping, I owe my physical existence to the Roman Catholic Church and her pro-life teachings. I was born the second of five chi...

Theodicky (Repost)

[In light of the recent events in Japan, and of some of the reaction I’ve seen from Christians who want to exploit this as an opportunity to preach about hell, an old post of mine has unfortunat...

an [ad hoc] Interview with Thom

My interview with Steve Douglas, Matthew Raymer and Travis Jacobs from [ad hoc] Christianity is now online. Click here to go to the [ad hoc] Christianity Podcast blog page for our interview. To direct...

When We All Get to Heaven

If it weren’t for Facebook, I would have missed the flap over Rob Bell this past weekend. Here’s the story in a nutshell: Bell’s publishing company released a trailer for Bell’...

The Cold Shoulder

I’ve started and stopped writing this post at least half a dozen times. I’ve invested something like 10,000 words into it and here I am starting over again.  I’m not a perfectionist or temperam...

On First Love

Why do I remain in the Church? When this question was posted to me, I was taken aback for a moment. When one endures, survives, ekes out an existence on the fringes for so long, the question of “why...

Don’t Shed a Tear for Me

When and if I arrive at heaven’s gates, I will have so many questions prior to entry that I can imagine the other tired and weary souls in line behind me will undoubtedly become irritated. I will as...