This weekend I had the honor of speaking at a Jamaican church in Far Rockaway, NY that was hit pretty badly by Hurricane Sandy last year. As cliche as it sounds, they really have bounced back stronger than they were before. They are an incredible congregation and it was a privilege...Read more
The neat thing about school is that every once and a while you learn something new. Yesterday, I learned that Thomas Jefferson wasn't the biggest fan of John Calvin. Actually, that would be an understatement. Now, this raises a really important...Read more
It's been a little while since I've shared the private revelations of one William Tapley. It's not that The Third Eagle of the Apocalypse hasn't had anything to say. He has. But when you denounce the demonic phallic imagery at an airport, you're setting the bar pretty high for apocalyptic zaniness. Now,...Read more
This semester I'm taking a class held in a building called Linsly-Chittenden Hall. It stands at the south end of Yale and makes up what is known as "the old campus." It's called "the old campus" because the oldest building dates...Read more
As I’m always welcoming new people to the blog I sometimes like to revisit an old post or two that sparked a good conversation, but may have been missed by those who weren’t around when it was originally posted....Read more
Jesus replied, "Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head." - Matthew 8:20In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus described himself as homeless. But apparently a couple of Roman Catholic churches in Toronto missed that verse. According to their administration 'Homeless Jesus'...
Pat Robertson has said some completely bizarre and outright awful things in recent years. Those comments using get their brief moment in the sun before quickly withering on the vine as Robertson's influence, fortunately, seems to have seriously waned. So, what bothers me about his most recent ridiculous comments is not that...Read more