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When You Live in Hawaii, You’re Not Allowed to Complain

Conflict in Paradise

A Disease Strengthened by Community

When Matters of Faith Intersect with the Tragedy of Disease

Shouting Louder (Mark 10:46-52)

This morning’s devotion is taken from Larry Parsley’s book An Easy Stroll Through a Short Gospel: Meditations on Mark. …they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus, was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he […]

How Jesus Solves the Trolley Problem

There’s a famous thought experiment called the Trolley Problem that goes like this: imagine you are standing by a trolley track, and an out-of-control trolley car whizzes by. Looking ahead, you see that five people have been tied to the track by an evil moustache-twirling villain, and they will die if the trolley continues on […]

And the Rough Places Plain

I’m not unfamiliar with the general decay of the human body. My dad was a priest and a hospice chaplain, and my family didn’t shy away from having elderly or sick relatives stay with us as they reached the end of their lives. I was born with only two grandparents, my mother’s parents having died when […]

Will God Answer Hollywood’s Prayers?

The following story appeared on a major news website yesterday:“Farrah Fawcett Shockingly Shaves Head, Hollywood Gathers to Pray for a Miracle. As Farrah Fawcett fights for her life, Tinseltown’s elite…gathered at the Beverly Hills Paley Center on Wednesday evening to reflect upon the starlet’s legendary life and hope for a miracle…” It makes no difference […]

Remembering Flight 3407

On Tuesday, the NTSB released the cockpit voice recorder transcript for Flight 3407, which crashed on February 12, 2009 killing 50 people. I suppose now the finger pointing can begin as to how such a horrible accident could have occurred, just four weeks to the day after flight 1549, the “Miracle on the Hudson”. The […]

He Was Dead…But He Got Better!

I have been thinking about grace, the Christian life, and improvement in light of the movie poster for Crank, High Voltage. Despite all of the Oscar Buzz surrounding Jason Statham for his role as Chev Chelios-this statement is dripping with sarcasm-the tag line on the movie poster jumped out at me: “He was dead…but he […]