Sunrises In Paradise

We just spent the last week on vacation in Cancun, Mexico. While it might have an unsavory reputation, it's become the place for my wife and I to disconnect with the mundane grind of daily life, and reconnect with each other especially as we anticipate the birth of our first child by taking some time … Continue reading Sunrises In Paradise

Human Nature and Monopoly

I was reminded yesterday of the depravity of humanity by playing one game of Monopoly. It probably has been well over a decade since the last time I played the game. What started off as a friendly competition between friends quickly devolved into unfair trades agreed upon in the desperation for liquidable assets. While I … Continue reading Human Nature and Monopoly

Storytelling, it’s the glue that connects us

Today I was writing curriculum for my sophomore class discussing the listening and telling of stories. From the painting on the walls of caves to the dining room of our home, storytelling says something about who we are, where we come from, what we value, and how we view the world. In a certain sense, … Continue reading Storytelling, it’s the glue that connects us

Lent 2012: A different kind of judge

As we enter Holy Week, I'm bringing our lent readings through N.T. Wright's Surprised by Hope to a close. In today's reading Wright talks about Jesus as the coming judge who will finally bring all things to divine justice. Now this idea of judgement comes with some negative overtones, but Wright reminds us that it's … Continue reading Lent 2012: A different kind of judge