Archive for January, 2012

An Insidious & Subtle Idolatry

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Of all the idols in the world perhaps that most insidious and subtle is the idol of good character. In making this assertion I don’t mean to deny the importance of being genuinely good, neither do I want to undermine focused efforts to grow and develop as a person. I do, however, want to draw […]


Monday, January 16th, 2012

During the lectionary of the worship service this past Sunday I was inspired to write the following: Ancestors, and more immediately our parents are our root and source and our debt to them should be acknowledged. We should honor them,  because beyond being our biological root, and the primary influence of our socialization and development, […]


Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

What does it mean to put one’s name in quotes? I realize that people are not apt to do this, but on a lark I recently did so (I am quite impulsive), and having done so, it made me wonder what the significance of this action would be. The deal is, if one puts the […]