Three Nasty Things (some) Women are Saying About Naghmeh


I’ve been posting links to articles about the whole Saeed-Naghmeh thing over on my Facebook page. For the most part, the comments have been sympathetic toward Naghmeh, but there are some comments that I feel a strong urge to talk about over here on my blog. I’m not going to be Smucker’s Sweet, more Sriracha […]

Deliver Us From Evil


“Deliver us from evil” is part of the Lord’s Prayer. It’s something Jesus told us we should pray for regularly, so it’s obviously God’s will for us. Yet it’s astounding how many Christians think it is some kind of spiritual exercise in becoming a “living sacrifice” to daily expose oneself to evil—as long as the […]

For Crying Out Loud!


Have you ever felt like God’s wisdom is some kind of elusive thing only meant for certain people—but not you? Today we’ll continue looking at Proverbs chapter one where that idea is soundly debunked. Wisdom? It’s necessary for a life well lived, and it’s all yours for the taking.

Let’s Dig a Pit (and Fall In!)


Don’t you just love poetic justice? Poetic justice in literature is when an evil character gets his comeuppance by some ironic twist of fate. In Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, we see this in the character of Mr. Bumble, the man in charge of the orphanage where Oliver lived. He beat and tortured the orphans unjustly, […]