Tag Archives: Jesus

The Family of God: Uncle Jesus

[Note to my readers: If I am presumptuous enough to write a blog honoring angels, then it behooves me to periodically lay out for you exactly what I believe; to define, as best I can, just what my religious inclinations … Continue reading

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Uncle Jesus: Doing the Math (3d Annual Posting)

This is my third annual posting of this long-form essay that was the inspiration for starting this blog in the first place. It is the first of three posts that, taken together, lay out a pretty good schematic of my … Continue reading

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Common Courtesy, Political Correctness and the Golden Rule

Call me crazy, or addled, or pixilated, or whatever you like, but it seems to me that the American express has veered off course; the roaring of our engines is still robust, and the speed of our progress continues apace, … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale, Complete Part I, “The Wedding”

About A Boy’s Tale To my mind, one of history’s – especially Christian history’s – most under-appreciated personalities is Mark the Evangelist. Oh, we’ve heard of him well enough, but only as the author of the Gospel bearing his name. … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 11

XI The rabbi raised his arms to Heaven and said an opening prayer in Hebrew, then switched to Aramaic as he turned to Abner and Rebecca, “Is this your daughter, whom you surrender on this day and in this place … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 10

X It was a beautiful day for a wedding, surely the harbinger of a happy feast. More like June than February, the sun was bright and warm, and the blue of the sky was deepened by just enough billowy clouds … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 9

IX You would think, after our considerable time and effort, that all would have gone smoothly on our last full day of preparation, but that wouldn’t have factored in Aunt Martha. Somewhat prone to overcompensating for her non-existent shortcomings, she … Continue reading

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