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According to a recent update from deathpenaltyinfo.org, “Governor Asa Hutchinson sets dates for eight executions. The Arkansas Supreme Court imposes a stay on executions while evaluating the constitutionality of the 2013 secrecy law.” On Monday evening, November 25,...

Completely Weird

A friend I’ve mentioned in this column sells life insurance. He was ordained on-line. Last year he did more weddings than I did. It can be hard to find firm footing in a world where the religious landscape is changing so rapidly. I have a friend who is a Dudeist...

Dungeons and Dugouts

It is not always easy to fit our everyday human lives into a divine and eternal context. But if we believe in a this-world-to-that-world continuity we should at least give it a try. Each Friday I go to breakfast with a group of friends. We talk about sports, the...

The Fourteen Bins

Yes, the Fourteen Bins remain in their place to this day. I didn’t see the movie, but I saw the trailer. Stand Up Guys is about aging gangsters looking for their last hurrah. Describing his ‘late-in-life’ predicament, Al Pacino’s character says “They say we die twice....

Home

Recently I went back to my hometown and visited that cemetery. I stood by my father’s grave. I knelt before the statue of Christ. It was raining. I got back in my truck and my boys were arguing. They saw the look on my face and grew silent. Then someone started to...