Category Archives: New jerusalem

The Necessity of the Christ for a Good Life

On Resurrection Sunday a few years ago, numerous pastors of churches in a fading mainline American denomination rose to deny Jesus. The statement dozens of these heretics had agreed upon was spoken as in unison. They said, “Jesus, called the Christ, if he ever actually existed, was certainly not the ┬ádivine Son of God andContinue Reading

How Does a Good Life Look?

Martin Luther’s short catechism begins with the phrase, “I believe God made me.” The man who rediscovered Christianity (at a time it was thought worth finding) might have announced his belief in God’s act of universal creation. He certainly believed God made it all, makes it all, keeps it all, redeems it all. When heContinue Reading

What is a Good Life?

I perceive God in Jesus, the Christ. God chooses to show Godself as Father and Holy Spirit, but today I take the time to write about the apprehension of God in Jesus, the Christ, and make no excuses for the practice. Jesus is the Ultimate example of the Moral Exemplar. His life is The GoodContinue Reading

Why Bother to Believe AT All?

I perceive God as Tri-une; impossible, unlikely, nearly incomprehensible. I apprehend God in Jesus, (the, not a) Christ, foretold by the prophets, announced by angels, pursued by powerful foreigners, born of the Blessed Virgin Mary, his death twice ordered by the Jealous Powerful (at His Advent, again at the Cross). Jesus lived a perfect life,Continue Reading

The Priesthood of the Believable.

I perceive God as real, personal, just and loving. I accept God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit and still find myself willing to accept the old paternal language even though I believe God embodies and transcends gender. I believe in One True Living God, who chooses to show Godself in three separate and distinctContinue Reading

Writer’s Note-alea acta est

Urged on by no one, I more or less returned to writing on screen. I had thought to quit. Indeed I quit for some years, without major damage to the literary world. Health and energy, once waxing to wane, now seem mostly wanting. So, why return to the screen? I do not have the platformContinue Reading

Perfect Villain-Post Ten

The Road a twisted serpent lay t’wixt home of blessed hope and the final tie where night confines the day. There in that shallow shadow of twisted moment’s thought Red was green and fell between with some memories he’d brought. He, chaste lover, ┬áconfidant of clowns, sadly sinking. slowly keeling. simply drowns. While he diesContinue Reading

The Perfect Villain, Post Seven

Time does not do what we claim for it. Time does not fly. Time does not drag. Time does not stretch out endlessly. Time was not. Time is now. Time will end. Time exists only where (and when) time can be measured. Eternity stretches out on both sides of time, beginning and end. Time endsContinue Reading

The Perfect Villain, Post Six

Follow God? Obey God? Sacrifice for God? I barely want anything to do with God. That is, if God is only or mostly the silly, smug person presented in our dumbed down churches. God better be better than what we hear, or what is the point? Most Americans could attain the same things we getContinue Reading

A Perfect Villain, Post Five

If you read here at all, you understand my preference for Christianity over all other religions and, indeed, my preference for Christianity over no religion at all. If I prefer Christianity (and I do) it is because I prefer the Person of the Christ over the Face(s) of other Faith(s). The Christ is extraordinarily competent,Continue Reading