Why should I? 

Bob Marley once said  “The people who are trying to make this world worse aren’t taking a day off. Why should I?” I have taken too many days off.  Too many days of not loving people.  Too many days of being selfish.  Too many days of being silent.  Too many days of inflicting pain.  Too […]

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Jesus Wouldn’t Vote 

“The ends justify the means.”  I’ve heard this phrase before. This logic seems to make an appearance in times of war or in economic decisions in a business environment.  We will drop the bomb, people will die, some bad, some good. But the bad people will die. So the action of dropping the bomb is […]

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No More Seashells 

It’s weird to be me. People ask me what I do and I always have a hard time responding.  “I write and speak about philosophy and theology”  That doesn’t have the best ring to it.  It also feels very odd to call yourself a philosopher or a theologian.  I can’t possibly be smart enough to […]

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For the Ordinary 

This weekend I’m in a wedding.  Weddings are special.  A day to celebrate two people coming together.  A day full of laughter and tears. A day thinking about beloved memories and hopeful expectations, a time for cake and drinks.  A wedding day is remembered forever.  A special day.  But, Not every day is special.  Somedays […]

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It’s All in the Adjectives 

“My favorite thing about fishing is you never know what your gonna get. Maybe you’ll catch an old boot”  An 8 year old said those words to me today.  Here’s how those beautiful, profound, and life altering words came about.  This 8 year old kid was on his way to go fishing on a small […]

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Blurred Mirrors.

Every time I see a problem in my life, I want to fix it immediately. I know there are more people in this world like me. We are the fixers. The do-ers. “See a need, fill a need” is our motto. I have screwed up many times because of this mentality. I jump on board […]

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