Stock Up On Simplicity

Leave it to late capitalism to turn simplicity into an industry. Seriously. You can purchase a subscription to Real Simple magazine whose tagline is “Life Made Easier.” Now, what you’ll find in Real Simple is two hundred pages of advertisements for things like a simple cocktail dress for your annual holiday parties available from Bloomingdales … Continue reading Stock Up On Simplicity


Take Your Medicine

I’m not sure how many of you still do the Santa/Easter Bunny/Tooth Fairy thing with your kids so, before you read this, put the kids to bed. Personally, we have Krampus visit the kids every year on December 5 and beat them with a stick. It’s a nice contrast to the happy-happy-joy-joy atmosphere hanging over … Continue reading Take Your Medicine

Of Church Growth and Metastasis 

Richard Rohr, the renowned Catholic thinker and writer, wrote, “Most Christian ‘believers’ tend to echo the cultural prejudices and worldviews of the dominant group in their country, with only a minority revealing any real transformation of attitudes or consciousness. It has been true of slavery and racism, classism and consumerism and issues of immigration and … Continue reading Of Church Growth and Metastasis 

The Real Enemy

Watching the United States, as we have known it, unravel isn't easy. All of that democratic idealism that has strengthened American society for two hundred years is crumbling in the wake of perpetual bed-shitting by our duly elected governors. There is no doubt that Christian nationalism is contributing to this unraveling. There is no shortage … Continue reading The Real Enemy