Monthly Archive: July 2008

Weekend in Review

Weekend in Review

I tend to avoid small talk in life. That’s a plus or minus, depending upon who you ask. To me, it’s a plus. To those who sit with me and twiddle their thumbs thinking of things to say, it’s a minus. But tonight I feel like...

My Brother Vinnie, revisited

My Brother Vinnie, revisited

I’ve posted before about Vinnie, a mentally challenged young man I know, and from that post I’ll remind the reader of two things: (1) Vinnie speaks pretty well and gets his point across, sometimes he’s really funny without trying to be, and he always speaks sincerely....

Merton Monday 18

  To some men peace merely means the liberty to exploit other people without fear of retaliation or interference. To others peace means the freedom to rob others without interruption. To still others it means the leisure to devour the goods of the earth without being...

The Pacifist, the Assassin, and the Will of God

The Pacifist, the Assassin, and the Will of God

Outside of reading The Cost of Discipleship and being aware of the general legendary respect given by many to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I’ve never studied him. I’ve been working on this post for about an hour, and have decided to just give up trying to write it....

Beggar

One of my other pursuits. I figure this one goes well with the current series of posts…