The Ways We Are Born

So my mom’s left handed. Sorry Mom, maybe you were hoping no one would ever know. Life hasn’t always been easy for lefties. Oh, I know we hear about the high value placed on left-handed pitchers, (no, let’s not talk about the Royals right now) but overall being left-handed historically has been reason for ill-treatment…

What Goes Around Comes Around… Right?

I went out to mow again last night, this time no requirement to run – I just save that for Maundy Thursday late afternoons. Anyway, I’m a few swipes through the front yard and I hear this piercing whistle. I pause and look around and don’t spot an officer directing traffic or a referee at…

Is There Such A Thing as Holy…Monday?

The experience of ambiguity is inevitable because living with contradiction is a permanent part of contemporary society. Living with contradiction is, however, more than a social necessity. For Christians, Parker Palmer has observed, it means living with contradiction because we follow the way of the cross. ‘The cross speaks of the greatest paradox of all:…

Jesus and the Gender Gap

  So one Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago as I was resting and watching the Sweet 16 games I think, Ringo, my big orange cat-assassin, started yelling at my back door and I looked out to find his latest gift. He was clearly quite proud, I was less than excited. It was dead. The…