December 12, 2019

About Daniel Jepsen

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 […]


Okay, I know you want to talk about this, and rightly so.  And since I would rather not the other posts this week hijacked in the comments thread, I am putting out a second post today. My opinion on this is no more informed than anyone else’s, so I am just going to copy some […]

The Danger of Congealing

“There are two kinds of people,” she once decreed to me emphatically. “One kind, you can tell just by looking at them at what point they congealed into their final selves. It might be a very nice self, but you know you can expect no more surprises from it. Whereas, the other kind keep moving, changing. With […]

Why did Jesus Cleanse the Temple and Curse the Fig Tree?

Few stories about Jesus are more misunderstood than his clearing of the temple.   On the one hand, many people see the act, and the cursing of the fig tree which accompanies it, as little more than a burst of anger, seemingly unworthy of a great teacher and model like Jesus. The noted atheist Bertland Russel accused Jesus of “vindictive fury” […]

Saturday Brunch, September 21, 2019: Shakespeare-Animal Mashup edition

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for brunch? You know what’s funny? The pictures from Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. You know what’s funnier? Those same pictures mashed with Shakespeare quotes. The awards are now in their fifth year. Last week we showed some of the 40 finalists for 2019. This week I would like […]

Saturday Brunch, September 14, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Part of this post actually came out yesterday. I apparently scheduled it for the wrong date. I’ve been feeling light-hearted this week, so most of this post is in the same vein. Hope you don’t mind my silliness. Let’s start with the sports. The NFL season got under […]

Saturday Brunch, September 7, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Do you play golf? Here is a great, simple tutorial you need to watch. Actually, you need to watch it even if, like me, you consider golf the biggest waste of time since Freud. The descendants of Kaiser Wilhelm II are suing the state to reclaim palaces and artworks: “The […]

Saturday Brunch, August 31, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the Labor Day weekend! Quick question: If money or likely success were not issues, what job would you love to have? That’s a good way to start off our Labor Day edition of the brunch. We’ll be asking a few more job/career related questions as we go along. It’s a good […]