Month: December 2009

Goats of Christmas Yet To Come

Every once in a while, I blog about something I consider a “no-brainer,” something so obvious (at least to me…) that I cannot fathom anyone disagreeing.  But I am always wrong — there’s no such thing as a sure thing.  Case in point: caring for the poor.  The idea that […]

The Warp on Christmas

I have been following this year’s edition of the so-called “war on Christmas” with a mix of amusement and incredulity.  Apart from Fox news and a few conservative-fundamentalist TV stations, I’m not hearing too much about it, but what I do hear and see boggles the imagination.  My favorite this […]

Christmas Bonus

I read the article yesterday about two homeless Hungarian men who stand to inherit $6.6 billion dollars from their grandmother — of course they have to split it with a sister, but what’s a couple billion between family?  Beyond it being one of those “made-for-holiday-TV” type fairy stories, it simply […]

Mis-Advent-ure

Advent season — the four weeks preceding Christmas — is the launch of the Christian year.  It is a significant time of preparation and anticipation.  It frames the coming of the Messiah and reminds us how desperately God’s chosen people sought a savior.  Everyone knows that, right?  Well, not the […]

Incredibility

Something happened a few days ago that keeps pestering me.  I made a presentation where I praised the work of a colleague and after the event ended a gentleman came up to me and said, “What you said lacked credibility.”  Upon further conversation, I discovered that I didn’t lack credibility […]