Washing off the Ash

Posted On Feb 26 2009 by

A very good friend of mine e-mailed me yesterday and asked what exactly I’m doing these days. He wondered if I’m blogging while on the treadmill (working on it), writing a novel, and performing some sort of service at my “real job.” What struck me is that he referred to my blog postings as “religious.” I guess there’s no other way to categorize it, but it still struck me as funny. I’ve never considered myself religious and still don’t. Let me explain. I’m a fairly intelligent person, though I have my moments of self-destructive idiocy. My favorite method of self-destruction …


Missing Christians

Posted On Feb 3 2009 by

While most folks can buy into the notion of an intelligent being floating about in the cosmos, the idea of creation and a God very much alive and active in our daily lives is a bigger stretch. It is this step of faith that causes many to fall into the “agnostic” or “non-affiliated Christian” categories. Polls tells us that 80-90% of Americans proclaim a belief in God. Preachers proclaim a 70-80% absence from the pews. Why? Let’s start with a typical scenario found after the Sunday morning services of any church of any major denomination. The congregants file out, shake …