Who are We Kidding?

Just came back from a wonderful lunch at a great old Venice haunt where artists and locals of all stripes have gathered for the past 30 years. This little verse was displayed by every booth and, really, what’s not to love about it? It has all our favorite words: passion, dream, kindness, inspire, truth, love,Continue reading “Who are We Kidding?”

Man Turned In On Himself

Nothing clears a room faster than the word sin. Sin. Sin. Sin. Sin. Sin. That’s all you Christians talk about and we’re sick of it. We don’t need it. We don’t want it. And we don’t believe in it anyway. So says the culture in 21st-century America. But denying sin’s existence doesn’t make it goContinue reading “Man Turned In On Himself”

A second visit to The Seven Storey Mountain

This passage, written through Merton’s childhood eyes before he’d ever been inside a church or thought seriously — if at all — about God, speaks volumes about how our cultural landscape reflects the big picture. As we read this, we might consider what’s been lost when the keystone of our towns is a Costco orContinue reading “A second visit to The Seven Storey Mountain”