By Paul Koch - In ancient Roman mythology, Iustitia was the goddess of Justice. Introduced by Emperor Augustus, she became an enduring symbol of virtue and morality in the judicial system. Her image is still found today in courthouses, from small country locals to the Supreme Court of the United States. You’ve all seen her … Continue reading Now is the Time
By Joel A. Hess - Because these wings are no longer wings to fly But merely vans to beat the air The air which is now thoroughly small and dry Smaller and dryer than the will Teach us to care and not to care Teach us to sit still.- Ash Wednesday, T. S. Eliot So … Continue reading Another Half-Hearted Lent
By Joel A. Hess - You better watch out, you better not cry. Better not pout, I’m telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town! He sees you when you’re sleeping…. Wow, Santa sounds scary! Why would kids be excited about this guy? Of course, speaking as a parent, this song is brilliant. What … Continue reading Is John the Baptist in your Manger Scene?
By Bob Hiller - We have entered the Christmas season full bore in the Hiller household. Lights are up on the house. The tree is decorated. Stockings are hung by the chimney with care. And apart from the 82 degree weather outside, we are primed for the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby danced … Continue reading Criminal Decency
By Paul Koch - As many of you know, this past 4th of July my grandmother passed away. Once all the arraignments were made for the memorial service we all travelled out to Arizona to give thanks to God for the many blessings we had received through her life. We would tell stories and eat … Continue reading Lost and Found
By Paul Koch - The Olympic games are an amazing spectacle. To be able to watch the best in the world compete on that grand stage is awesome. The speed, accuracy, dedication and strength on display often leave us in a state of shock. But every time the Olympic Games come around we are reminded … Continue reading Where Do You Come From?
By Joel Hess - Every week we witness some unashamed celebrity apologize for… She doesn’t repent, mind you, she apologizes. She feels bad that those who buy her crap feel bad about something she said or did. We laugh at these fools on the tube who probably don’t even know themselves, whether they are sorry or … Continue reading What the Heck Happened to Repentance?