Toddler Morality

Anyone who defends their actions by saying that someone else did the same or similar things first has the reasoning and ethical ability of a toddler. Toddlers should not be President of the United States.

Kendall Jenner is Cool with her Breasts

Just when you thought the world couldn’t possibly become more vacuous, Kendall Jenner announced that she is cool with her breasts and doesn’t see the need to wear a bra. Isn’t that a relief? The reincarnation of Adolf Hitler is the Republican nominee for President, but it’s going to be fine now that we know…

Call in sick tomorrow

Better yet, leave right now. Play hooky. Do something you want to do, right now, and then commit to do something else you want to do tomorrow. Repeat as needed. Have you ever noticed the amazing number of people who die relatively young, before their time, of serious illness rather than as the result of…

Overcoming Entitlement

I am afraid we have devolved into a culture of hugely entitled, spoiled brats who believe they are entitled to whatever it is they want – they even go so far as to cast their desires a rights – but that they have no responsibility to see to it that others receive even the most…

What it means….

There seems to be some confusion that I would like to clear up. The job of an ordained deacon, priest, bishop, and lay person is to follow Jesus. Jesus never said “don’t cuss.” Jesus hung out with fishermen. Fishermen cuss. Jesus did teach people to be nonviolent, to protect the oppressed, to lift up the…

What Prince Can Teach us About Death

I am not the first to point out that, since the announcement of Prince’s untimely death, the usual feeding frenzy has been underway. Part cult of celebrity, part denial of death, it seems that when any high-profile person dies much before having reached their eightieth birthday the public becomes obsessed with discovering some behavioral flaw…

A Spiritual Care Vacuum

It seems to me that one of the consequences of the decline of institutional religion in America – and it’s also a cause of that decline, by the way – is that we have created a spiritual care vacuum. Mind you, I’m not talking about religious education. I am talking about spiritual care. To look…