Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category


Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Early this morning my counter hit the 100,000 mark. In the world of serious blogging, that’s nothing, but it’s a nice milestone for someone who “has their blogging under control,” as one colleague just put it. Thanks to all who read and comment. More to come, God wiliing.

50,000 and Counting

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Tonight my counter turned to record the 50,000th visit to this blog. I am humbled that so many people, over time, would look at what I have had to say, especially in the last 6 months or so since I have been blogging regularly. This number is nothing for some bloggers, but it’s a milestone for this one. Thanks to all readers, commenters, and other friends.

Haiti and Hatred

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

I was resisting the urge to comment on the sick, sad comments by certain alleged evangelists and political commentators. Then I began reading some of the completely understandable–but in some cases quite hateful—responses, on TV, on the Internet, on Facebook, etc.

So how does crux probat omnia (“the cross probes everything”) work here?

1. For our dear brothers and sisters in Haiti: Romans 8:18ff / In Christ we learn that suffering does not mean the punishment or absence of God, for Christ embodies the love and presence of God for us even in suffering. // 1 Corinthians 12.26 / If one member suffers, all suffer together with it…. We are crying and praying with you.

2. For those speaking and spreading such unChristian and inhuman things: Luke 23:34 / “Father, forgive them, for they have no clue what they are saying and doing.”

3. For us in our safe places: Give up something; be sacrificially generous.

Up and Running Again?

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

It looks like things are back to normal, especially comments, for the moment. We will see…

Thanks to all who tried to help.

If you missed commenting on the NT Wright panel on justification, (yesterday), please do so now!


Friday, September 4th, 2009

I am one of the many WordPress bloggers victimized by a hacker in the last two days. I apologize, but there will be no easy commenting while that is happening. If you want to comment, right click on “[No] Comments” and copy the address into another browser window. Delete all the extra junk in the link, and you should be able to comment. Sorry.

25,000 WordPress Visits and Counting

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Today the 25,000th visitor to this WordPress blog arrived, which means since late April of this year, when I started blogging regularly after two years of infrequent posts in a different format.

I am grateful to all who have read, commented, debated, linked, etc.

In celebration of this event, here’s the answer to the “Guess Who” question: it is indeed John Howard Yoder. I will have more to say about him and the book of essays shortly. (BTW, the number of visits on the “Guess Who” day was nearly double the average! How and why did that happen??)

Also in celebration of the event, so to speak, WordPress is not letting me access comments from the site. I need to figure out how to get to them. Are others having trouble?