Archive for April, 2009

The Irony of Hell

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

If the only thing keeping you out of hell is a fear of hell, then you’re not actually escaping hell. Conversely, if the only thing that moves you toward heaven is a fear of hell, then your are not really seeing heaven, and are therefore not likely to enter in.

What I Can’t Quite Name

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Do you believe in the ineffable? Do you think every experience that humans have can be expressed in words? Can we have an awareness of something that transcends ideas and the language we use to express them? I often sense something that is just beyond my ability to grasp, perhaps something at once subterranean and [...]

A Mash-Up for Holy Saturday

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Later, knowing that all was now completed Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, Because I do not hope to know The infirm glory of the positive hour Because I do not [...]

When I Don’t Have to Write, Writing is Alright

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

I don’t like writing when I have to write, but when I don’t have to write writing is alright. Actually, it’s more than alright, it’s outstanding! Writing is a living tension: it is a source of pleasure, even as it is a source of pain. The pain is the looking at a blank page, which [...]

Muscle Pudgy

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Muscle pudgy is the term that came to me recently while I was at the gym looking at the other patrons and noticing that a lot of dudes, no matter how much they lift weights, still have a nice layer of fat over their big yet undefined muscles. Having made this observation, I have to [...]