The Art of Noise Part III: The Craft

< “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive” Sir Walter Scott, 1808 In this season of late October the phrase “Trick or Treat” abounds from costume clad children and adults nationwide. Illusions are the characteristic of this season of celebration of pranks, tricks and darkness of the Craft. In … Continue reading


“My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life are antithetical, so … Continue reading

Imago Dei II: Freedom, Virtue and Relationship

“But we are not mere animals. Made in the image of God, our capacities for reason and virtue are also obligations to put them to use. We must be honest people who keep our word, engage with one another and meet the needs of those around us. That’s the only kind of economic stimulus package … Continue reading

The Devil is in the details II, The Sacrifice

  Rush Limbaugh’s labeling of legal student Sandra Fluke this past week created a firestorm of verbal attacks and deceptive reasoning.  Ms. Fluke was simply exercising her right to speak out at a congressional hearing. In the sad commentary that followed, many people presenting themselves as living on the moral high ground nearly condoned this reckless … Continue reading

The Devil is in the details

In the midst of this so-called post-racial era, including the current multiethnic church trend, all of humanity seems to be at peace with the imagery displayed in diversity photos, courses, workshops and those moving multicultural church services.  However, when we dig a little deeper into the actual relationships outside of these orchestrated settings, we find that the Devil … Continue reading