When Will We Ever Use This?
It’s only a matter of time. Maybe it will happen in the middle of another futile attempt to explain the difference between direct and indirect objects. Maybe it will happen while pointing out that no, alliterations are not the same as allusions, neither of which are related to allegories or analogies, oh and by the…
Reflections from the Winding Road
How did you get here? What glitch in the GPS accounts for this increasingly twisted route that once seemed so direct and predictable? You’re not quite sure where you are, but wherever it is, it’s nowhere on the map. At least not on the map you were given back when the journey began. Back when…
All Lives Matter
It’s time we admit that they’re right. Yes, them. The people protesting the protests. The ultimate universalists. The brave warriors fighting back against the perceived danger of emphasizing the rights of one ethnicity over another. The ones chanting back at us: All! Lives! Matter!
Fear Not, Wanderer
That Sunday morning before I headed out the door to make my walk to the church building, I told my wife goodbye and half-jokingly warned her that it might be my last sermon. I knew the message that day would be controversial, and I was preparing her (and myself) for the fallout. It was a…