Wisdom Wherever You Find It: Is This Heaven?

Wisdom Wherever You Find It: Is This Heaven?

There is usually a bit of timeless wisdom that inspires these columns of mine. I will admit that the quotation that provoked this column — “Is this heaven?” — makes no sense out of context. Here is a link to a video of a little more than seven minutes that...
Wisdom’s Place at the Table

Wisdom’s Place at the Table

Wisdom is a virtue that seems to be universally valued among the cultures of the world. It is hard to imagine a reasonable argument against its value as a perspective on life’s issues and challenges. The various branches of the counseling profession, as well as the...
Tell the Truth

Tell the Truth

There is ignorance that comes from never having an opportunity to learn something. I am ignorant of the fine points of quantum physics, for example. I’ve read enough for a general familiarity, but I haven’t studied it in detail. Translating Sanskrit? Don’t ask me....
Lent Calls us to Embrace Foolishness

Lent Calls us to Embrace Foolishness

Walter Brueggemann is a prophet in our time. A connecting thread through his life’s calling as a scholar of the Hebrew Bible and Christian testament is the holy task of unmasking domineering powers through millennia of human history. Carrying his woven theme of...
Ignorance is Detriment to Faithfulness

Ignorance is Detriment to Faithfulness

From my own narrow-minded experiences, I know the problems with ignorance are enhanced by the fact that it doesn’t hurt – and tends to go unrecognized by those who suffer from it most. And, as the poet and novelist Charles Bukowski, put it, “The problem with the world...