Stop Being a Baby (Hebrews 5:12-14)

How does it feel to be called a baby? What if someone you admired told you to stop being a baby? Would that motivate you to change? If I could get over the shock of such an insult, and I knew that they meant it for my good, I would probably ask myself, “What can…

Papi’s Chicken Broth

Chicken broth is a staple ingredient in many dishes, but is also a favorite around our house just as a hot beverage. I (“Papi”) have learned from my wife and tweaked this to fit my taste. It’s generic, but never fails. Ingredients 5 chicken breasts (skinless boneless, but you can use regular ones for more…

Authentic Guacamole

There are, of course, a few variations on guacamole, but most boil down to (1) do you add tomatoes or not, (2) how finely do you mash the avocado, and (3) what type of chile do you use (jalapeño or serrano).  Here’s our preference. I figure you know what guac looks like, so I chose…

Maggi and Lemon Salad Dressing

Want a really delicious alternative to vinaigrette dressing that’s not as tart but still healthy? My wife makes this it is awesome. Ingredients 1/2 c   fresh lemon juice 1/2 c   extra Virgin Olive oil 1/4 c   Maggi seasoning sauce                spice to taste (black pepper, parsley, oregano) Notes Don’t…

Christian Sarcasm

I created the attached meme after reading a nice essay in my new Unapologetic Study Bible, discussing whether or not Christians should use sarcasm, or name-calling, or satire.

A Jeremiad for Souls Lost to Abortion

Often human cruelties are perpetuated and masked by the good intentions and ethical inversions of Utopians. Hailing a better day when such cruelties are no longer necessary, they opine that their favored solutions are not final, but only temporary as long as humanity has not removed suffering from the nations. It is better, they say,…

Limericks for Charles Darwin

There once was a Darwin devotee Whose phylogenetics were hokey “I know my origin” He said with a sly grin “I have a great uncle named monkey!” ———— There was an old teacher from Kansas Who doubted we came from chimpanzas He smote evolution Taught God as solution Now the ACLU wants the man’s ass.

Third Life Transition

I am entering a strange and difficult transition that is probably normal to those in their 50’s. Or so I suppose. I feel less motivated to attempt great things with my life, to accomplish change in the real world, and to start ambitious projects. I feel strangely tired and unmotivated. Not just like during previous…

Afraid of the Water

David spent a lifetime overcoming his fears. God knows he had enough work to do, and not enough time to do it in. But the rhythms of the machines next to his bed, the regular interruption of intercom calls, and the hum of fluorescent lighting overhead all combined in his mind into one sickly dirge…

Intelligent Design group proves that ‘God probably created HIV’

In a stunning press release, Intelligent Design group The Group for Order and Design In Science (GODIS) has proposed that the structure of the HIV virus could not have arisen by natural processes, and was therefore engineered. “Our calculations are quite revealing,” stated Rex Numero, chief statistician at GODIS.  “We were inspired by Reverend Jeremiah…