More Value Than a Statue

“I think it’s best for kids to spend their time away from church after high school.  Let them take some time, experiment with other faiths and ideas, and then they can find their own church once they’re married and have children of their own.”   These words were...

Scorpion Kings

Today I saw a video about a man in Thailand who shares his home with thousands upon thousands of scorpions.  Honest. Apparently the poor guy had previously earned a living selling scorpions to local restaurants – apparently these things are a delicacy over there.  But...

Love’s Ladder Lost

Today, as I was driving, I passed a church in the downtown area that had the following saying on their church marquee: “Life is like a ladder: every step takes you either up or down.”  Ok, look.  I think I know what they’re trying to get at.  I understand their...

David Bazan: Curse Your Branches and the Loss of Faith

There’s an old story of a young seminary student who loses his faith.  He rushes to his advisor to announce that he no longer believes in God.  The advisor patiently nods, then invites the young man to take a seat.  “Tell me about this God you don’t believe in,” the...

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