Ego Vs. Martyrdom

  Martyr: noun 1. a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion. 2. a person who is put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief, principle, or cause:a martyr to the cause of social justice. 3. a person who undergoes severe or constant suffering:a martyr to severe headaches. … More Ego Vs. Martyrdom

Original Peace

…the Christian infinite belongs to an ontology of original and ultimate peace, and as a consequence allows a construal of beauty and peace inconceivable in terms of the ontology that Christian thought encountered first in various schools of pagan metaphysics, and encounters again in the thought of Nietzsche and his heirs.” ~ David Bentley Hart … More Original Peace

What is Mystery

Both the charismatic  Evangelical and the Eastern Orthodox have a mutual tilt, that is, a bent toward disenchantment. Either seeking more concrete and direct revelation by an ecstatic oracle or a room filled with wood, stone and canvas as instruments both liturgical and pedantic, the outcome is the same. And what it displays seems to … More What is Mystery

The ditch separating illness from affliction…is bridged by madness…

Color drained away in a monochromatic assault upon my perception. The great tragedy lay in the fact that it was my mind mounting the assault. And it isn’t the sadness or the madness which pierces the deepest, it’s the regret. The regret that the inertial nature of all that unhinges a man is not daunted … More The ditch separating illness from affliction…is bridged by madness…

My Inner Child

I was about 7 or 8 years old when I first discovered Robin Williams, the frenetic, coke driven, cartoonish manchild that made me laugh, even when I had no damn idea what he was talking about.

To Obey Or To Protest

There has developed in effect a kind of corpus which practically all Christian groups accept but which has nothing in common with the biblical message, whether in the Hebrew Bible that we call the Old Testament or the Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament. All the churches have scrupulously respected and often supported state authorities. … More To Obey Or To Protest

What Is Terrorism

What is terrorism in the 21st Century? What is terrorism in a world of Hamas, the Taliban, Al Qaeda, Israel and a renewed emerging ultra-nationalism around the world? Here are a few thoughts that I think would be good places to start. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of … More What Is Terrorism