Monday, January 6, 2014

The End of Spiritual Klutz

Four years ago, I sat down at my laptop and decided to start a blog.  My first child had been born six days before, and I had some revelations about the fatherhood of God that I wanted to share.  I was ready to write my first post, but I just couldn't figure out what to name the blog.

Spiritual Klutz, I thought, but I hesitated.

I remembered tripping one time when I was in seventh grade and saying, "I'm such a klutz."  My mother firmly corrected me, saying, "Don't call yourself that.  You've got to be really careful what you speak over yourself, or you'll eventually start living into it."

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top Five Posts of 2013

It has been a good year for the blog, and I appreciate all of you who have taken the time to stop by.  Sometimes folks are curious about which ones are most highly-read, so at the end of the year, I put out a top-five list.  I hope your favorites made the list.  Here they are (with excerpts) . . .

  1. To the Infant Victims of Dr. Kermit Gosnell: "We do not know how many thousands of you there are; nor do we know the names God has now given you.  But what we do know is that your lives on this earth were far too short, that you deserved better than you got - and today, we want you to know this: we remember you . . . " 
  2. I Beg You to Help this Girl: "There is a little girl in Washington, DC, whose face is badly bruised this morning.  I'm not sure what she will tell her teachers today if they ask what happened, but my dear friend Paul Perkins knows.  He witnessed it.  So did a number of other people, but Paul was the only one who did anything about it.  And thanks to Paul's relentless efforts, DC authorities know what happened - but unfortunately, they chose to ignore it . . . "

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Jesus, the Alien Superhero

I have an agnostic friend named Ben who regularly peppers me with politely-antagonistic questions about my faith. For example, the other day, he asked me whether I really believed what the Bible said about Jesus' life.

"Shoot straight with me, Joshua," he said. "Isn't there at least some part of you that wonders whether this stuff really happened?"

My first instinct was to respond that I didn't have any doubts, probably because I was trying to assure myself that I was solid in my faith. But instead, I decided to search my heart and see if there was a doubting Thomas in there.

"Let me get back to you," I said.

Check out the rest of this article here at Boundless Line . . .