Western Society and Cultural Elites: A Review of Return of the Strong Gods

There does seem to be a mounting fear in our society that we are well on our way toward repeating the era of Hitler and Stalin. Reno argues that such movements are not the harbinger of a return to fascism, as their critics fear. Rather, western elites are now tasting the bitter fruit of their own policies and agendas.
A Minute to be Mindful

A Minute to be Mindful

Mindfulness is a research-based practice, or discipline, of bringing one’s awareness to the present moment and accepting what that present moment brings.

A Floating Feather of Grace: A Review of Reading Buechner

The feather throughout this marvelous book on the life and writings of Frederick Buechner is grace. As Jeff Monroe navigated his own profound difficulties and suffering, he connected to Buechner’s words.
Kinds of Science and Exploring the Past

Kinds of Science and Exploring the Past

If asked to imagine a scientist, most of us will likely picture somebody wearing a white lab coat and safety glasses, leaning over an experiment in a lab. This is indeed a pretty good representation what some scientists do, yet we also recognize that scientific activity often takes different forms that go beyond the stereotypical image of the "scientific method" in action.


Finding Focus

Writing things down is the best way I have found to sort and clear my mind. Three very different kinds of writing help me in… Read more

Compass Plant Leaves and Apparent Randomness

The image above serves probably looks like a generic leaf to most people, but to me it is an entire sermon. Read more

Fear is a Liar

Although social work is unpredictable and stressful at times, the worry and fear that I experience as a parent is far greater. Read more