Thoughts on Atheism, Following Jesus and Traffic Cops

If you have been a driver for any length of time you know the feeling of cruising along, minding your own business, and spotting a police car. Even if you are doing nothing wrong your body tenses as you check your speed, blinkers, and belts. As you pass by the crouching predator there is a… Read More »

What I learned about myself from my strange addiction.

Every 2 years or so I go a little bit crazy. A madness creeps over me and compels me to use every waking moment to seek for the answer to one of life’s deepest questions. It is a struggle, a quest, a calling that must be fulfilled. You see, my cellphone contract is up and… Read More »

My primary role as a parent is not what I thought it was.

The house was quiet and I was in the bathroom prepping for the day. Lindsay was waking our daughter Claire up and commented that she smelled like pee pee. It was a totally innocent thing to say and every parent does this, I do this. For Claire this time was different. Without missing a beat she replied,… Read More »

Opening the door takes courage

“Our culture says that ruthless competition is the key to success. Jesus says that ruthless compassion is the purpose of our journey.”― Brennan Manning, Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God On November 16, 2015 I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone. In the wake of the tragedies in Paris, Kenya and Lebanon… Read More »

Life is short.

As usual I was running late but this wasn’t my most pressing concern. In the rush to round up some last minute items for our flight to South Carolina I stubbed my toe. Well it would be more accurate to say that I almost ripped my toe off. I won’t go into all the vivid… Read More »

5 Reasons every Christian should be watching Anthony Bourdain

  I discovered Anthony Bourdain by accident. For many years Lindsay and I had a Saturday morning tradition of eating pancakes and watching cooking and travel shows. Typically this was Rick Steves because it was free and after travelling Europe with our favorite nerdy host for the better part of 5 seasons we were looking… Read More »

Defund the Christian Outrage Machine

A new election cycle is upon us and this one has started out with several loud bangs. From Planned Parenthood stings,  shouting matches over immigration, and a massive kerfuffle over homosexuality and gay rights this election season has already become a hotly contested one. In the middle of this is something I like to call the Christian… Read More »

Living with your easily distracted nature.

I am a generalist at heart. I like to know a little bit about alot of things. I specialize in not specializing. This stems from my desire to know everything and to be honest it can be super frustrating. I am genuinely interested in just about everything. There are few topics that I don’t at… Read More »


We are back! To recap: We have been talking about basic or naked spirituality. This series is trying to answer the question: What does being a person who connects with God look like if you strip away all the complicated stuff and make it as simple as possible? We all agree that life comes to… Read More »

6 Ways to Honor Saint Patrick on Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us and while it may be fun to wear green and pinch drunken strangers here are some ways to honor the saint that might actually honor the saint 😉 1. Spend time with Family and Friends (preferably sober):  While St. Patrick’s Day here in the States has evolved into “lets… Read More »