Gospel, Guns, and Kingdoms: Part Deux, A Reply to Spalione’s Non-passive Pacifism

My good friend and co-blogger, Michael Spalione, has posted a response to my critique of John Piper’s response to Jerry Falwell, Jr.’s remarks. And I’m now responding to him in an attempt at seeing how far down the rabbit hole of blogging back-and-forth we can go. I appreciate that he found my remarks worth not… Continue reading

To Challenge and Confess, “Treading Paper” (Part 1 of ?)

“But our hearts tell a different story Our hands feel a different pulse.”                   – Thrice Treading Paper According to my Google Music account, I have listened to Thrice’s album Major/Minor over 100 times.  In the past several months, it has kept me company through many hours of thinking, reading, and writing as I… Continue reading

Beauty and the Cross (Part 1 of 3)

I don’t think you trust In my self-righteous suicide –      System of a Down, “Chop Suey!” Recently, I read Joe Hill’s best selling novel, Horns. I don’t necessarily recommend it (it’s one of those book that depends on the reader, however his comic Locke and Key is absa-freakin-lutely amazing), but the reading merits of the… Continue reading