A thing that happened

What I feel like is a man slowly drifting away from his faith. It's not an intellectual process. My commitment to Christianity is far deeper than mind games now. My faith is of the...

Free market healthcare has been dead for some time now

Don't we really already have a form of socialized medicine? Is the free market really what we have now? I don't think so. I don't think I choose my doctor and pay for my...

Flatland

I will not get to the mountains. I’ve been told as much, but you can’t swallow this kind of knowledge until you have some perspective. I am in the center of a great salt flat....

Do This in Remembrance of Me

This is a somewhat early RLP piece, written when I was still anonymous. I'd guess it was 2003. I met Hugh Elliott, the man who writes Standing Room Only, by email back in December of...

My mother is a liar

I have to say this even if it takes away from the quality of the piece. And it does. But this is not about my actual mother. I can’t post it without saying that....

In the Negev

It's year six and I am officially in the Negev now. And only now am I beginning to understand what is happening to me. I spent the first five years after I left the ministry...

When my family was on Welfare

Tuesday, March 27th. The 35th day of Lent. Okay, technically it wasn't Welfare, but it was government assistance so let's not split hairs. In November of 2007 Jeanene quit her job because Shelby was in a...

Unconscious servants

Wednesday, 25 February in the season of Lent Sometimes I visit Covenant Baptist Church on a Sunday morning. Not often. A few times a year. It’s always nice. I’m happy to see my old friends...

A Baptism of Tears

When I began blogging as Pilgrim, I shared with you that after I left the pastorate, I had a hard time feeling engaged with worship on Sunday mornings. I maintained a cerebral connection to...

Projection

Sunday, March 25th. The fifth Sunday of Lent. This morning I was in the Episcopal 101 class at Saint Luke's. The priest teaching it came into the room, and I immediately sensed that something was...