Category Archives: Life

Closing Time

I’ve been thinking and feeling lately that it’s time to shutter “Cracked Virtue”. I’ve strayed far from my original intentions and lately it’s been more about my take on theology than anything else. That’s not a bad thing, just not … Continue reading

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The Times, they are a changin’

Check out this clip from Family Feud and tell me if this is the official death of something… Surprised?

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This Isn’t Normal

You know how “normal” is based on your personal experience? We grow up or live life and develop this sense of what is supposed to be mostly based on what is. Then one day we’re living side by side with … Continue reading

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I was reading the other day a new survey of pastors. The results suggested that the overwhelming majority of pastors who answered the survey did not hold the same beliefs or interpretation of the book of Revelation as their churches … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Church, faith, God, hermenuetics, Life, Meaning, ministry, pastor, preaching, questions, Reflective, religion, theology | 25 Comments

Listening In

Here’s a video that sums up the heart and head of a generation. In some ways I think I must be a University student after watching this video. I think it’s insightful on many levels and those of another generation … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, discipleship, emerging church, faith, God, Life, ministry, missional church, postmodern, Reflective, religion, theology, video | 9 Comments


I dig ‘Spooky’ Mulder as much as the next person. Well, maybe a lot more if the next person is my wife. But I’m astonished at our cultures tendency to jump to “conspiracy” when people step up and do something. … Continue reading

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Mumford & Sons Gets Me In The Mood

Oddly enough, I’m not a big fan of Christmas. I’m big on Christ but not so much the holiday as we observe it today. Nevertheless, today I listened to Mumford & Sons sing this one, an advent carol/hymn and I … Continue reading

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The Glass

Our mismatch drinking glass cupboard is the one just to the right of the sink. To the left is the cupboard with our dishes and our glasses that match. If you open the mismatch cupboard, you’ll find a few Nestle’ … Continue reading

Posted in Confession, Fable, Life, Meaning, perception, Reflective, truth | 15 Comments


I turned 47 this past weekend. I spent my entire birthday on two different retreats. I woke up on my birthday in a very old and very posh inn at St. Andrew’s by the Sea. We were ‘bumped’ from the … Continue reading

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Being Healthy

Last night my beautiful wife treated me to a ticket to hear Douglas Coupland read. Coupland is this year’s Massey Lectures presenter. Resolutely being himself he turned the typical 5 part lecture into a story, a book really, that is … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Confession, denial, douglas coupland, Friends, health, Life, love, perception, Reflective, Relationship, story, truth | 14 Comments