Naming God in Our Own Image

Have you ever noticed the tendency we have to name things? For example, at least two of my friends have named their cars. And those little fur balls of joy and energy that we keep around also have names. We have even given names to faraway planets and stars. Perhaps it’s a sign of human creativity. If something doesn’t have a name, it’s like a blank canvas demanding to be filled. And the more unique the name, the better. Continue reading

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“Your Damn Emails!”

Consider for a moment that an executive officer of a major bank decided to use his own private server for work related emails.  His job responsibilities include keeping savings, checking, and mortgage accounts safe and making sure clients have the best financial deals on the market.  While the content of his emails may never be officially labeled “Private” or “Classified,” the very nature of his email contents are sensitive given his line of work. Continue reading

Oregon Shooting: the Heart of the Problem

This past week has been…troubling or upsetting would be an understatement.  Yet in this post-9/11 world, to call the terrorist attack on Umpqua Community College horrific might be an exaggeration.  Of course, I might be, as the President said, numb to these events.  But the thing that has been bothering me the most has been the response. Continue reading