Category Archives: Reflection

Q1: Ownership

What Does it Mean to “Own” Something? And two tangential questions: Who or what grants ownership? God? Government? Consensus? Strength? Are there things that cannot be owned? Places? People? Thoughts? God? And yes, I fully realize the historical irony of … Continue reading

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A Few Simple Questions

In Open-Source culture, taking someone’s programming code and modifying it to suit one’s own needs and purposes is not considered theft, but rather a compliment of the highest order. To that end, I’m taking a page from the blog of … Continue reading

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My Ideal “Church?”

So I’m sitting here in the middle of our church’s annual Session Retreat. For those of you who aren’t true blue Presbyterians, the session is the elected governing body of the church (kind of like a board of directors). As … Continue reading

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Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi…and a Few Good Books

We’re on the road again, headed to Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. It’s the last of the three Seminaries I’m applying to that we have yet to visit. I’m blogging from our hotel room in Jackson, Mississippi. As a … Continue reading

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Intolerance of Monotheism?

I had an interesting conversation with a friend this morning. He was reading about the history of ancient Mezo-American civilizations (Aztec, Inca, etc.) and was struck by some religious and philosophical similarities to Buddhism. We got to talking about parallel … Continue reading

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Share the Wealth

Yesterday, I ran accross an old favorite of mine again on Wikipedia: I have to admit, though Huey Long is a controversial figure, and on some issues (racial equality, for one) he disappoints, I am still fascinated by some of … Continue reading

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To bathe, or not to bathe?

The Sunday school class I teach each week is a curious, entertaining, and often enlightening affair, for me as well as (hopefully) for the seven or eight mostly middle school students who attend it on a regular basis. Long ago, … Continue reading

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