Myth of a Christian nation

From Soren Kierkegaard (1815-1855) THE DRONESIn the Republic Socrates constantly employs a metaphor from the beehive to describe the pernicious members of society.This image fits the whole of Christendom and the official clergy admirably. They are just consumers, living off Christianity and giving the appearance of nourishing and serving Christianity, while their ardour and zealContinue reading “Myth of a Christian nation”

Reading Is Not Living

“Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.” Flannery O’Connor Could you imagine Martin Luther writing a book on how to think like a monk? Could one learnContinue reading “Reading Is Not Living”

Pursuit of Happiness

Am I happy?I don’t knowIt’s hard to feel some feelingsThe lower you go Deeper into lifeFurther into truthWhen you’re not distractedLike you were in your youth Or when your spirit sits stillIn the muck and the mireAnd your hands are busy tendingTo your own holy fire Maybe I am happyJust not amusedAren’t those feelingsWhat weContinue reading “Pursuit of Happiness”

Be careful little eyes

Growing up in the church, I learned many things as a child that I have come back to after many years of studying theology and doctrine to realize their utter importance in who I am, what I believe and, consequently, what I do. For instance, if you don’t really believe that Jesus loves you andContinue reading “Be careful little eyes”

Rhythm

Can you curate rhythm?Write it in a journal?Speak it into being?Do something to produce it? Is that what nature does?Or God?Does He instruct usOn how to control the visible and invisible? Perhaps, there’s a formula He forgot to mention That produces rhythm You just need effortAnd, of courseAn expert. Isn’t that what we are told“IfContinue reading “Rhythm”

Wisdom of Rainer Maria Rilke

“There is probably no point in my going into your questions now; for what I could say about your tendency to doubt or about your inability to bring your outer and inner lives into harmony or about all the other things that oppress you-: is just what I have already said: just the wish thatContinue reading “Wisdom of Rainer Maria Rilke”

Accountability vs Responsibility

Words matter. Time matters. Energy matters. Why? Because our space, time, energy and words are finite, and it matters how, why, where and who we share these gifts. Today, I want to use my time, energy and words to discuss the difference between accountability and responsibility. Personally, the word accountability makes my skin crawl. Perhaps,Continue reading “Accountability vs Responsibility”

Ready to be delivered?

Every day we are being diagnosed and every day we are being offered a delivery formula. The formula goes something “If you do (this), then you get (these results).” You are overweight, here’s a diet. You are weak, here’s an insane exercise program. You are stressed, here’s a pill. You are wrinkly, here’s a cream.Continue reading “Ready to be delivered?”

David Foster Wallace, witness of truth

I am kind of on a David Foster Wallace dig. One thing is for sure, as of last night, is that I will never eat a lobster again. I have to admit that I have not read very much by Wallace. I have listened to videos, watched the movie, read quotes and am just nowContinue reading “David Foster Wallace, witness of truth”

Big Tech knows we’re sick

Do you think there’s a chance that big tech will ever be held accountable for the addictive technologies they produce when the government has done nothing to regulate the junk food that has flowed for decades into our homes, groceries, schools, businesses and communities to cause the epidemics of diet-related disease and sickness. We areContinue reading “Big Tech knows we’re sick”