And Man Became a Living Soul [Updated]

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n 21st-century America, I am feeling less and less like a living soul and more and more like a collection of data points. I place the blame for this at the feet of the American church. The church has, as the Bible refers to it, “lost its savor.1” Today’s Sorry State of Affairs I think that most people now realize… Continue reading

Memorial Day, 2013

A extraordinary chance encounter with the human spirit … On Sunday we took my cousin to see the Golden Gate Bridge from the south tower. As we parked and exited the car, heading toward the cliff-side bluffs, a former battery, to view the bridge, I noticed an elderly, white-haired man walking ahead of me. He was alone, profoundly alone. He… Continue reading