Is Good Friday Good?

Crucifixion. Invented by the Persians. Adapted by Alexander the Great. Passed on to the Carthaginians. Perfected by the Romans. Jewish historian Josephus called crucifixion – “the most wretched of deaths.” Roman philosopher Cicero forbade even the thought of it by stating, “Far be the very name of the cross, not only from the body, but … Continue reading

St. Patrick: The Marshmallow Loving, Beer-Drinking, Snake-Charming Leprechaun

By now you’ve all probably seen a post or two setting the record straight regarding the origins of St. Patrick’s Day. If you missed the onslaught of facts and are still sober enough to read them– I’ll highlight some of my favorites: St. Patrick wasn’t Irish. Wait, so he wasn’t a leprechaun? St. Patrick’s birth … Continue reading

Brooms

The year was 1993. I was ten years old, cleaning up my filthy room when I spotted my younger in the backyard. He was doing something quite peculiar, so being the good big brother that I was – I went to investigate.   As I entered the backyard I realized that my initial assessment was … Continue reading

Jesus ≠ Religion – A Stumbling Attempt at a Response

(Be forewarned that this post is long. If you’re brave enough to tackle it, you may want to stretch and hydrate first) Jesus ≠ Religion… Please don’t misunderstand me – I thoroughly and completely believe that Jesus is, indeed, greater than (>) religion. Much greater. So much greater, in fact, that I feel it is … Continue reading

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