Bob

Of Idols and Icons

I get a bit of a theological chuckle every time I hear mention of the television show “American Idol”. I’ve never willingly watched the show, but only because television generally and televised talent shows in particular tend to bore me to tears. My theological chuckle, though, has nothing to do with my television preferences. Rather, … Continue reading

Bob

Just So Crazy…

“…Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’” –John 20:19 Sometimes I marvel at the sheer audacity of the man. Seriously. “PEACE be with you”?! Two thousand years of church tradition have domesticated this saying of Jesus (and many others) to the point that we almost don’t recognize the absurdity of … Continue reading