A transcendent experience

Have you ever had one of those moments where you felt totally connected to something larger than yourself? Felt like you were part of a web of caring, that your life was important and that you wouldn’t be let down? Aware that your life had value way beyond your own experience? I had one of…

Kook Corner

There’s an intersection a few miles from my house that have three prominent billboards decorating the crappy Ohio landscape. For the last couple of years, these billboards have almost exclusively been rented by religious groups for various theological messages. For several years a local mega-church had feel-good messages up–I don’t remember a specific message, but…

The Wager

A person very close to me, I’ll call her M, recently handed me a printed copy of this sermon. She handed me this sermon because she knows of my recent faith questions and she thought I might find it interesting. It took me a couple of weeks to get to it, but I finally read…

Coffee Prohibited

Today my son participated in a Cub Scout “Belt Loop Bonanza” where hundreds of Cub Scouts spend 3 hours to earn three electives called Belt Loops (so named because they are worn on a belt). The event was held at a church as many scouting events are, but specifically it was at a Church of…