Sand in the Gears

A Darkness That May Be Felt

Monday, March 9th, 2015 Posted in The Sermons | Comments Off

Some of you may like my latest essay at Image, about the 21 young men murdered by ISIS in Libya. Here's an excerpt: These stories are now fantasy to us, or nearly so. Abraham holds the knife to Isaac’s throat, Jacob ...

Honoring Muhammad

Saturday, September 15th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 36 Comments »

The thing is, I didn't know we'd all gotten together and decided to officially call this guy "the Prophet Muhammad." I know that's what he is to 2 billion or so Muslims, but that leaves around 5 billion of us who ...

Lessons from the news to come

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

In case you don't have time to follow the news for the next week, here's a summary: 1. Someone insulted Mohammed. 2. Otherwise intelligent and civilized ambassadors for the Religion of Peace murdered some people for being American (they'll get around to ...