Hitting the Rapids

All right. It’s time. We’ve been merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily making our way through the first half of Daniel, loving such well-told stories as the fiery furnace and the lions’ den. But the current changes when we arrive at chapter 7, and we’ll be paddling through some challenging waters from now until the end of…

Daniel’s Other Half

I started warning you early about the second half of Daniel (and by “early” I mean within the first month of this blog’s life), and now that we’ve finally arrived, I’m reposting something I said way back then just to get things started… -- I’m teaching Daniel to a group of urban ministry leaders on…

Me, My Selfie, and I

Although this blog has only made it through Daniel 6, I’ve been commentary writing in Daniel 7 for weeks already. (Someone’s paying me to do that, while none of my five blog readers has sent me any money to get a new post up, already. You can see where my priorities are.) Daniel 7 is…

Of Xmas and Other X-things

’Tis the season for getting upset about people using “X” in place of “Christ” in “Christmas.” I don’t deny that a good number of people do want to take “Christ” out of “Christmas,” but using “Xmas” isn’t really the way to do it; nor should “Xmas” be a huge issue to campaign against. Here’s why.…