Tale #14 – Detailed Account of a Left Handed Assassin

The very first time I did a series about lesser-known, favorite characters in the Bible started with me telling a room full of fifth-grade boys, “Has anyone ever told you about Ehud the left handed assassin?” It was a ploy, mind you, to get these guys who showed absolutely no … Continue reading

Tale #10 – Do Not Grow Weary

I have grown tired as of late. So tired that I find it challenging to write this description in a way that does justice to what I’m talking about in this tale, without just kicking a hornets’ nest that does more to prove my assertion than it does stir up … Continue reading

Tale #7 – Role & Ritual

We use the word ‘ritual’ to describe everything from the silly to the sublime. We use it to describe wearing the same pair of socks until our team makes it through the playoffs, as well as the means by which we connect to our Creator in worship. In this tale, … Continue reading

Tale #6 – The Dunning-Krueger Imposter

In the world of self-perception, there are two extremes that are equally wrong. The Dunning-Krueger effect says that those who are woefully incompetent will greatly overestimate their skill, and imposter syndrome is the idea that those who are qualified and highly successful will often feel like they are moments away from … Continue reading

Tale #5 – We’re All In This Together

We use the word “community” a lot around here. In this episode, I spend some time looking at the various Bible passages that inform the concept of community and its important place in the daily application of the Christian faith. We can’t do this alone – and the “It’s just … Continue reading

Tale #4 – Redemption Stories

I have always been a sucker for redemption stories. This is particularly true during the Easter season, when we not only tell stories that involve a character’s redemption – but recount the redemption story at the heart of our faith. The one where God redeemed, and is still working out … Continue reading