Archive for February, 2011

The Challenge of Chastity

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The following words from C.S. Lewis are specifically about the Christian virtue of chastity, which is the moral teaching that the joy and responsibility of sex is for marriage only. Lewis acknowledges, that such teaching is contrary to our sexual instincts, and in Mere Christianity, he provides a masterful defense of why chastity, even in [...]

Recapitulating the Original Sin

Monday, February 28th, 2011

In the Genesis narrative the original sin happened when Adam and Eve believed, each in their own way, that they had to look after themselves because God was holding out on them. We recapitulate this sin when, in various ways, we act out of the same belief.

Meditations on Primordial Poverty

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Jesus died naked on the cross. His nakedness was an expression of our nakedness and poverty, a nakedness and poverty we have violently tried to cover through the works of our hands. It was this violent covering that was at work through the religious hands of the Jews, and the civil hands of the Romans [...]

To The Root

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Repentance is a call to the root, and hence it is not directly a call to change behavior, but rather a call to change what one trusts to live a full life.  Repentance will entail a redefining of what the good life is and it will entail a shift in reliance upon certain resources and [...]

The Bungee Option

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Leonard did not know about the bungee option regarding the descent into the Abyss of Perdition.

Couch to 5k

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Five, two, five, as in five minutes, two minutes, five minutes, as in the first set of time increments for day one of a ten week plan to get a person off of a couch and prepare said person for a five kilometer run. The plan is called “Couch to 5k” and it is now [...]

The Eudaimonia of Girl Scout Cookies

Friday, February 4th, 2011

The following is an adaptation of an email I sent to co-workers to persuade them to buy my daughter’s Girl Scout Cookies. I enjoyed writing it, and I thought it was entertaining enough to bring a smile to the faces of the masses who read my blog. ******* Blessed colleagues who are about to become [...]