• Bridled Rage

    December 26, 2004

    I’m convinced rage is like a gag reflex. If you’ve eaten too much or something that doesn’t settle well, your body wants to clench up and expel the unsatisfactory items inside. Rage is that passionate nauseam that has to be constantly swallowed until the soul can settle the emotional disturbance. Sometimes it’s too much for... Read More

  • Pushing Fallujah

    November 9, 2004

    Well, I don’t think bombing a city is necessarily the best way to approach a problem (notice I think Islamic facism is a problem), but neither is ignoring them and yanking on Patton’s chain like Roosevelt did. We have this very ineffective way of handling war these days – beat ’em just enough to make... Read More

  • Illogical and Self-Contradictory Reactions

    November 7, 2004

    Man Commits Suicide At Ground Zero Over Bush’s Reelection “Franca’s friend, Jeffim Kuznetsov, a 25-year-old student from Russia who lives in Atlanta, said the suicide is evidence of how deeply many Americans were affected by Kerry’s defeat: ‘It’s a national tragedy,” he said. “This election is devastating to all who believe in democracy’.” This is... Read More

  • Is There Media Bias?

    October 28, 2004

    Well, I wanted to take just a quick sampling of headlines to explore the bias we find in the media. These are headlines taken from the websites of various media outlets. The question is LEFT, RIGHT or CENTER:

  • Homoevangelism?

    October 19, 2004

    I agree that we should reach out to homosexuals because they are sinners in need of God’s grace as I am. I also believe that God causes the rain to fall on the just and the unjust. As a matter of fact one of my good friends just ran off to Miami with his boyfriend,... Read More

  • The Responsibility of the Strong

    October 6, 2004

    “There is no peace without justice,” Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, secretary of the Vatican once said. “The force of law must prevail over the law of force.” It has always been and will always continue to be the practice of good men to use the strength given them to protect those who have no strength. A... Read More

  • Peace Through Obedience

    September 3, 2004

    I’m convinced that the reason there are so few good movies out today is because good is simple. If you want to make something difficult or complex, unrighteousness will work in a pinch. Adam and Eve in the Garden – a simple and beautiful scene; but as soon as they sin, murder, jealousy and spite... Read More

  • A Dirty Post

    August 23, 2004

    I decided to climb up into a tree fort to compose this blog. There was an old inflatable figurine with wide, lifeless eyes – sans air – lying in the corner of the fort, so I picked it up to toss it down into the yard. Beneath it, water had collected and more than fifty... Read More

  • My Father’s Resignation

    August 23, 2004

    Well, my dad put in his resignation tonight; he’ll be leaving the pastorate at Truth Baptist Church in thirty days.

  • The Notorious R.A.P.

    August 9, 2004

    You know I was never a big fan of rap until I moved to Jersey. Now I think I understand it a little better… it’s like poetry set to rhythm. However, the content is usually equivalent to fecal matter – it reeks of pride, victimization, materialism, promiscuity and violence all flying under the banner of... Read More

  • Nick Berg: A Case Study In Fundamentalism

    August 3, 2004

    Came across a blog post concerning the Nick Berg beheading video (link no longer works) and snatched this little “gem” of a quote from it. QUOTE: “Fanatic fundamentalism in any form is bad, mmm’kayyy?” My response: “So you’re saying that nothing on this earth is worth dying for. Our soldiers are fanatic fundamentalists… fighting for... Read More

  • Eradicate

    January 19, 2004

    Peel it all away, melt the masquerade    Take and break distraction from my brain Scrape away the mold, hammer our the gold    Engage an age of change despite the pain All the placebo measures make me sick    Houdini failed to sell his trick The slope is steep and growing slick    And in a tundercrash I’m... Read More

  • The Elusive Mustard Seed

    January 12, 2004

    I want to believe in God. Believing in God would give life meaning and purpose beyond this transient life. A higher authority means someone to answer to, someone to turn to for the answers, someone with a greater plan. God–a divine conductor for this orchestra we call life. But He does not make it easy.... Read More

  • The Fall of Man: Part 3

    January 7, 2004

    My stomach was in frenzy and my dead hands and feet struggled to keep me standing. Sobriety and anger mingled in an intoxicating mixture that had me running madly through the silent crowd, knocking people aside looking for something true. “God!” I called out in desperation. “You must believe.” I turned to see an elderly... Read More

  • The Fall of Man: Part 2

    January 5, 2004

    It was either an instant or one hundred years, but I knew I had not survived the fall. Actually, it must have been one hundred years because all of that seemed so far away and insignificant now. The most important thing right now was the pressure on the soles of my feet. That, and the... Read More