A Dangerous Game


On Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel was knocked out during a football game and some fans of his own team appeared to cheer his injury. (There are, of course, some conflicting accounts of what happened and why.) In response, Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Winston gave a passionate locker room interview about the nature […]

Check Out The Cabin in the Woods


When I first saw the trailer for The Cabin in the Woods, I didn’t really think much of it. It looked like another typical contemporary horror movie. But after reading several glowing reviews for it, I decided to check it out yesterday. While I wasn’t as surprised by the big twist as many reviewers indicated […]

Praying God’s Wrath?


Every morning, Monday through Friday, there is a prayer service at Fourth Church. We read scriptures from the daily lectionary, read the day’s story from the PC(USA) Mission Yearbook, and pray for members of our community and beyond. Today, one of the suggested psalms was Psalm 5, which today’s leader read once as in lectio […]

A Generation Gap: Pastors and War

Photo by Expert Infantry

Yesterday, the last US troops left Iraq after a bloody war that lasted nearly nine years. After losing almost 4500 American lives and tens of thousands of Iraqi lives—the gap between those numbers is staggering—I hope it was worth it. Reflecting on yesterday’s news brought me back to 2003 and 2004, when I was a […]