Make that twelve suicides in the banking world lately. [click to continue…]
This makes the 11th apparent suicide from the financial world. A family friend said of the fellow, after seeing him over the weekend, “He didn’t look good.” What’s so “bad” that these bankers and brokers would rather end their lives than live for what’s coming? [click to continue…]
“But we have the mind of Christ.” (from 1 Corinthians 2.6-16)
I can honestly admit, ashamed at my naïveté, that I just never really anticipated a day when the church would be brought — however greatly or however slightly — to her knees over the issue of homosexuality. In my conservative, semi-rural, Southern nurturing, the issue lived alongside swept-dust beneath the facade of righteousness. Having served the church now for over twelve years, cognitive dissonance is the new norm as I watch the pulling of that rug out from underneath the church’s sleeping feet. [click to continue…]
I don’t know why the shower is such a thinking zone for me. Maybe it’s the drop in blood pressure due to excessive, flowing heat. Maybe the brain likes the break it finds in relaxed vessels and a slowed heart; the comfort of warmth amid surrounding cold. Well, whatever it is, the shower is always a literal think tank for me.
Today, memories and anxieties converged to create ideas that merely sparked a question: What does a 17th Century gambler, a product of the Grunge era, and the son of a slimy TV evangelist say about faith? [click to continue…]