Monthly Archive: August 2008

Aphorisms – Secrets

If you don’t have at least one deep dark, shameful and terrifying secret to be shared with other people, there are only three possibilities as to why. Either you have already shared with others everything about yourself, or you are completely blind to your own humanity,...

Boyd on Obama’s Speech

I haven’t gotten around to watching Obama’s acceptance speech yet; I’ll watch it as a podcast when I have the time, as I will McCain’s. But a Kingdom-sympathetic, bridge-building, space-spanning person like myself can’t help but raise a thumb upward for Greg Boyd’s brief comments on...

What We Say, How We Say It

In this season (unfortunately, more like year) of political campaigning, this general subject seems timely. The other day one of my classmates brought up the realm of a writer’s voice as related to a writer’s identity. Noting right from the start that voice and identity are...

Backtracking

I sort of like to backpack once in a while. I like the feeling of accomplishment I get from it, I like getting away from civilization so to speak, and most of all I like the simplicity of it. But it’s not like it’s my favorite...

What’s in a Name? pt II

What’s in a Name? pt II

I gotta tell you that I read through some of these posts, like the one immediately prior to this one, and I think, “Geez. That’s a little spastic.” In my defense, lately I’ve been writing posts in little ten-minute bursts, and I’m not terribly good at...

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Okay. So this post is nothing like I originally intended… I was intending, as I finished up the “One Thing You Lack” series, to post a series asking what it means to be a Christian. My motivation was mostly personal, in that I’ve pondered the question...

Merton Monday 22

  One of the first signs of a saint may well be the fact that other people do not know what to make of him. In fact, they are not sure whether he is crazy or only proud; but it must at least be pride to...

Spans, Canyons and Divides

If I had to claim at present an area of research for my degree, I’d say that ostensibly it’s about “Building bridges and spanning spaces.” Supposedly I concern myself with internarrative spaces and the breakdown of communication between discourse communities. And, of course, magical ways of...