My Culture Demands To Be My Theologian And Priest

“One of the symptoms of our post christian culture is how captive our church is to the marketplace. And in a buyers market it’s not good business to give tough medicine.” Jason Micheli in interview with Rod Dreher. Crackers and Grape Juice Podcast. Episode 94 I am struggling. I’m not struggling over being kind, but…

Mountains, Hiking, Health, And Ego Management

“Now those are some serious hikers.” Overheard from the Air Canada check-in booth, spoken by the two supervisors standing off to the left of us. We might have looked mean, but I  was still hurting from my sickness while hiking. The trail was many climbs up and down, and I  started having this knot in…

Birthday Girl, Zimbabwean Doctors, Al-Qaeda And Lobsters 

The highlight of the week is Birthday girl. How on earth have we gone from married at twenty, to married at fifty? I’m beginning  to understand the statement. “A young person trapped in an old body”.  I still live, move, and have my being feeling 29 all the while. Yet, I’ll be fifty years old…

He Just Laughed And Said “Leave Djenne (Africa)” Never!

“When the Jihadists attacked the north and seemed to be on the march towards Djenné in 2012 I decided to leave for the south. I remember asking Yelfa if he would leave if things took a bad turn in Djenné. He did not really understand what I meant at first. The he just laughed and…