The “Wrong” Kind of Christian

  Last week, one of my students brought to my attention a really interesting article from the Washington Post, titled “Colin Kaepernick vs. Tim Tebow:  A tale of two Christians on their knees.”  [Find it here: Tebow and Kaepernick].  It was written in light of the current practice of NFL players taking a knee during the…… Continue reading The “Wrong” Kind of Christian

Atelic Activity and the Sabbath

I have been thinking quite a bit about this article that I read recently in The New York Times:  The Problem of Living in the Present  It is very interesting, as it describes how we spend our time, and how we think about our activities.  Specifically, it contrasts “telic” activities with “atelic” activities.  “Telic” activities have a…… Continue reading Atelic Activity and the Sabbath

We Need a Bigger Boat

  A few days ago, I went searching on The New York Times website because I wanted to see what happened in the no-confidence vote that took place in South Africa against President Jacob Zuma.  [He survived, by a National Assembly vote of 198 to 177].  In pulling up the “World” section, I stumbled across…… Continue reading We Need a Bigger Boat