Sep 282014

I started a post last week that got much too long, and it occurred to me that it would make a good post series. Introducing Facts That Aren’t.

Facts That Aren’t posts will examine assertions that “everyone” “knows,” that in fact have extremely limited or highly qualified truth values. Generally these “facts” are propagated by people who benefit if you believe them—for political or commercial reasons, for example.

I’ve done a bit of this on before, but never systematically, with this sort of sustained intent. I haven’t decided whether I’m going to have a regular day of the week for the series, or I’ll just do them as they come. However I ultimately do it, the first entry will be tomorrow, and I’m jumping straight into the inferno. Please join me.

 Posted by at 6:08 pm
Sep 192014

I was at lunch with a friend of mine once, and she wrote that on a paper napkin ring.

aornrNote that it’s a Mozzarella’s napkin ring, so there’s a good timeline indicator. How long has that location sat idle at Madison Square Mall? It’s been a decade, at least. So it’s even plausible that said lunch took place in the 20th century.

She moved to Seattle a few years ago, but I’ve never forgotten the lesson of the day. I won’t claim I always live up to it, but I think it’s a good individual guiding principle—professionally, personally, and spiritually.

Enjoy your weekend.

 Posted by at 7:43 am
Aug 202014

You may remember me talking a bit about Bill Istad last Christmas. Bill is a formerly homeless man who my church is supporting on recovering his life. Bill was baptized tonight. He wanted to be immersed, and we don’t have a baptistry at Good Shepherd. Thanks so much to our friends at The Rock Family [...]

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