Tardis Theology #2: In which Rose Tyler is wrong about what it is to be human

In this episode, the Doctor takes Rose five billion years into the future to view the end of the world.  They crash an exclusive soiree for the Universe’s wealthiest notables.  Held on a specially shielded space station, this cocktail party’s main event is the viewing of the expansion of the sun and fiery death of … Continue reading Tardis Theology #2: In which Rose Tyler is wrong about what it is to be human

Tardis Theology #1 – In which the Doctor prompts us to consider Jesus’ call

Over the next several weeks, I’ll be trying out a new feature for weekend posts: Tardis Theology. I believe that wherever there is truth, goodness, and beauty, we can find hints of God’s hand behind it. With that belief in mind, I’ll be reflecting on the popular science fiction series, Doctor Who, beginning with the … Continue reading Tardis Theology #1 – In which the Doctor prompts us to consider Jesus’ call

These Ordinary People Are Quietly Changing The World

Have you had one of those days where things seem to connect? That was my Wednesday. My mid-morning coffee break usually includes reading online magazines, looking for interesting and inspiring stories to add to my collection.  I was not disappointed. I came across this touching article about the Belgian village of Geel.  This little community … Continue reading These Ordinary People Are Quietly Changing The World

Spaceship Earth: Is it Babel or Jerusalem?

Continuing the discussion on the Age of Design….My friend Joshua Long, while ruminating on the concept of the Age of Design, had 2 contrasting scriptures come to mind: The Tower of Babel and Nehemiah 1 (where Nehemiah prayerfully undertakes the task of restoring ruined Jerusalem)And that made me think of Spaceship Earth.  Yes, the ride … Continue reading Spaceship Earth: Is it Babel or Jerusalem?

Author Interview: Steve McCutchan, author of A Star and a Tear

Watch out for those pastors who become authors. Not just me.  There are more of us out there.  Let me tell you about Steve McCutchan.  I knew of Steve while I lived in Winston-Salem; I had heard of his work with the Presbyterian Interracial Dialogue; I knew of his leadership in the Presbytery.  When Tammy … Continue reading Author Interview: Steve McCutchan, author of A Star and a Tear

4 Great Niche Museums For the End of Summer

Yes, I’m that dad.The one who drags his long-suffering wife and children to every historical marker, battlefield, and museum he can find.  Our vacation trips are invariably lengthened by my “enforced educational opportunities.”  It’s my way of passing on my own distinctive style of geekery. They’ll thank me someday, really.With that in mind, I’m recommending a … Continue reading 4 Great Niche Museums For the End of Summer