November 17, 2019

About Daniel Jepsen

Saturday Brunch, November 16, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Semper Dry? A rule change means that male U.S. Marines, who previously had to stand in the rain, can now carry umbrellas while wearing their service or dress uniforms. (Women have long been afforded a black umbrella — but only in their left hand, to keep their right […]

Saturday Brunch, November 2, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for brunch? It’s November 2019 and Los Angeles is in a state of urban decay. The population has exploded to 106 million people, and humans face a new threat from manufactured biological robots gone rogue… Back in 1982, this is how Blade Runner director Ridley Scott imagined […]

It’s Official: Halloween Now Sucks

Halloween sucks. There, I said it. It used to be cool; now it’s jumped the shark. Trick or treating is great. What kid doesn’t love dressing up, going door to door and getting candy! What adult doesn’t love seeing the kids in their costumes. You have to be Halloween’s version of the Grinch not to […]

Saturday Brunch, October 26 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? For American sport fans, this is the best week on the calendar. The NBA has started.  The NHL season began a few weeks ago. Football is going strong. AND the world series! This little window in late October (and early November) is the only time […]

Saturday Brunch, October 12, 2019

Hello friends, and welcome to the weekend? Better have some brunch before your big plans for the day. Regular commentator Ted said on Tuesday that I should include cats in my column this week. I always obey Ted; he has some rich blackmail material on me. So I will be throwing in some random cat videos […]

God’s Purpose and our Purpose

This morning I will be teaching to about 40 men in an addictions recovery program. I love these guys; they are very open, and very hungry spiritually. I will be going through Ephesians chapter 1, where the main idea is that our salvation is much broader than we usually understand, and also tied into God’s […]

Three Kinds of Grace

I like charts; they capture information in a way that allows clear comparison and contrast. Here is one I drew up regarding grace: Curious for your feedback on this. In particular, is libertine grace similar to what Bonhoeffer called cheap grace? When I wrote this I was not thinking of that, but on reading Bonhoeffer’s […]

Saturday Brunch, October 5, 2019

Hi, friends. Welcome to the weekend. Hungry for some brunch? Non-crying section, please? Every traveler has their pet peeves, but crying babies make the list for almost every plane passenger. Now Japan Airlines has revealed a new tool that lets you dodge infants when you book your seat.”Passengers traveling with children between 8 days and […]

Saturday Brunch, September 28, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Hungry for some brunch? As you likely know, Chaplain Mike is hobnobbing across Europe for a few weeks (i believe he is skinny-dipping in Lake Geneva today) and I volunteered to oversee the monastery for him. He promised that tomorrow he will post a few pics (hopefully not […]

Why isn’t God more Obvious?

In his book, Contact, Carl Sagan satirically asks why God doesn’t place a glowing cross in the sky at night to serve as irrefutable proof of Jesus’ resurrection. One could just as well ask why God doesn’t set up a website, or place billboards around.  Why must we read and understand an ancient book to […]