A Theology of Alternative Endings (Part 1)

As a student of Philosophy, and an observer of the various ways others think and act, I mostly pay attention to two things: Coffee and Kierkegaard. The former is for obvious reasons, sometimes for taste but mostly for necessity. The latter because, well, he is the thinker I mostly attach my current faith-awakening to. It…

How to Win Enemies and Alienate Democracy

Does anyone else find it interesting when talking heads in media say things like “the people have decided,” or “America has chosen her next President,” whenever the percentages are something like 49% to 51%? Just recently in the UK, commentators were doing the same thing over Brexit, shouting over and over again that the “people”…

The Outsider God

God Is Unreasonable or The Outsider God.  “… the world You (God) had made, made You an outcast.” -Dylan I have this growing sense that if I find that the actions and even the words of Jesus to be rational, I have diminished or destroyed the power of the story in my mind and experience. This…

Confessions of An Aspiring Runner

When I run, I am only there. I recently finished a memoir by one of my favorite writers, Haruki Murakami, and it made me feel one particular emotion: conviction [1]. Here is a guy who was just a jazz club owner in his twenties and on one particular night, after attending a baseball game, felt like…

Will Everyone go to Heaven?

I know the title of this post is very provocative. When you ask the question like, “Will everyone go to heaven?” it reveals all kinds of assumptions: “Is Jon a universalist? Does he not believe in hell?” I can remember when Rob bell’s book, Love Wins, was first released. The evangelical world was in an…