Brand (New) Jesus

One of my favorite books is "The Scarlet Pimpernel," and in a twist that no one saw coming...the movie adaptation is just as good! If you know the story, it's about a English nobleman, Sir Percy, who uses disguises, quick thinking, and the pseudonymn "Scarlet Pimpernel"  to rescue French nobles condemned to die by the … Continue reading Brand (New) Jesus

Lies of the Dear Leader

Have you ever seen a documentary on North Korea? I was watching one at a friend's house. It was eye-opening. Especially the part about the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). At documentary time, the North Koreans were still broadcasting propaganda over the border to South Korea. According to Wikipedia, they stopped these broadcasts 9 years ago. Anyway, … Continue reading Lies of the Dear Leader

Burning Muscles and Aching Heart

I had never heard of Ride for Refuge before last year, but bike riding and a chance to raise money for a good cause? Sign me up! In a fit of over-inflated self-confidence, I signed up for the 30-mile distance, the longest distance I had biked in 13 years.  (I wish these fits were rarer.) Let … Continue reading Burning Muscles and Aching Heart

Identity Theft

In my last post, I posted about the importance of names. This post is the flip side of the coin. Names are important, because names identify us. Identities are precious to us, and Satan knows this. Satan is the first great identity thief. To Eve, he created an identity of an untrustworthy God, leading Eve … Continue reading Identity Theft

Everything old is new again

Ecclesiastes 1:9 "What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun." Once again, the Bible is cuttingly relevant. It's election season again and Jesus is front and center as a political idol. On Flickr, a Blood for Oil poster … Continue reading Everything old is new again