Category: Rants

I get a little riled up occasionally, and then I think about why I am angry. I will continue thinking long after I should have let it go. One great way of getting beyond the issue is to write about it.


Christians Can’t Simply Be Conservative


Just the other day, I was listening to a pastor casually commenting on social issues, and underlying all his comments was the foundational belief that being Christian goes hand in hand with being conservative. I have been uncomfortable with this attitude since I was in high school and have been arguing...

Poop Packages


Am I missing something, or are people complete idiots? We have decided that we don't want to have dog poop all over our community.  To this end we expect pet owners to bag the feces of their beloved canine, and dispose of it in a convenient garbage can.  If there is no...

YOLO: The Wisdom and the Folly


"YOLO" -- You may have heard a young person say this just before they do something stupid, or as an explanation as to why they did something stupid. It means "You Only Live Once." It suggests we ought to live for the present, as opposed to think too much about...

Sameness or Surprise?


My three most memorable hamburgers are: 1) the Kobe Beef Burger that I eat at the Issaquah Brew Pub every spring with my gaming buddies.  2. The burger I ate at Norma's in Lacey, Washington, was by no means a gourmet burger, but it tastes great and had that 1950's diner flavour to it. ...

Cervantes and Praise Songs


I find it difficult to praise Him, while singing Hillsong's "Praise Him." I'm reading Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel De Cervantes. I came across the passage today where the Cannon discusses the inferiority of the popular books of chivalry whose authors write "without paying any attention to good...

Bible Altered by Homosexuals and Satan Worshipers?


I'm on summer holidays so I have the luxury to scan my Facebook feed before I get out of bed. This morning, my peace was disturbed by an incredible post. It said: PAY ATTENTION PEOPLE!! I'm sure you know that NIV was published by Zondervan but is now OWNED by...

God or a Caricature?


While this certainly isn't true in all cases, I find that most of the young people that I know who are walking away from God are not walking away from the actual God, but from a Modern or Western, watered-down imaginary representation of him--often the god of caricatured "fundamentalists. Good,...

Is there a problem with Revelation Song, or with me?


I love "Revelation Song" by Jennie Lee Riddle. But there's this one line that I wonder about every time I sing it. All the lines but one contributes to a the feeling of being overwhelmed by the incredible vision the Apostle John describes in the heavenly throne room where innumerable...