Ebenezer Scrooge hated Christmas.
“Every idiot who goes about with a ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.”
But that was back in the Victorian era, when Christmas was a small holiday that involved cheer, giving, and caroling. Not like today. Continue reading
Every once in a while a person will say to me, “I read your article,” and I’ll think to myself, what article are they talking about? Then I realize they meant an essay I had published.
Have you ever wondered if there is a difference between an article and an essay? Continue reading
In 1996 Harper’s published David Foster Wallace‘s famous essay, “A Supposedly Fun Thing I Will Never Do Again.”
Twenty-three years later, Harpur Palate published my essay, “A Supposedly Post-Colonial Thing I Will Never Fully Regret.”
Regardless, you can purchase a copy of my essay and many other good pieces of work on their website.
Readers, Mockingheart Review has published my latest poem, “The Heartwind.”
Read it here on their website.
Readers, we are in day 3 of our blog series features week.
Today I wanted to feature a series I did on a book I read with a skeptic friend of mine called Jesus and the Eyewitnesses by Richard Bauckham. It was a thick, book, a long study, and lots of time to think about Gospel.
Jesus and the Eyewitnesses—A Study with a Skeptic
1. The Study Begins
2. History, Jesus, and the Holocaust
3. Papias, Papias, and more Papias
4. Names of Witnesses
5. The Twelve
6. Inclusio-“From the Beginning”
7. The Gospel of Mark
8. John the Beloved
9. Is Oral Tradition Trustworthy?
10. Testimony and Memory
11. Transmitting the Jesus of Testimony
12. Conclusion and Reflection
When you are old, as old as Yeats
Children will come to trespass your gates
You will sigh, then shout until they are gone,
“Tread softly, for you tread on my lawn!”