June 3, 2020

About Daniel Jepsen

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 […]

Saturday Brunch, June 1, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. You know what we haven’t had for a while? BRUNCH! Let’s get right to it. Remember when the Salvator Mundi, the supposed lost work of Leonardo da Vinci, sold a couple years ago for a record $450 million? Well, the speculation now is that it was a tad […]

Saturday Brunch, September 22, 2018

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend? I’m filling in for good Chaplain Mike today. Ready for some brunch? As usual, we’ve got some silly stuff, some serious stuff, some pop culture stuff. Skip what you want (it’s Brunch!), but let’s start with some lighter fare. “At this time, we do not have information on […]

Saturday Brunch, June 30, 2018 Surprise Edition

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? You know what I love about going to a brunch? Surprises. Brunch is unpredictable. They might serve you roast beef, they might serve you eggs Benedict, they might serve you French Toast. You just never know. There is a “suprise” element. Well, we’re going […]

Dan Jepsen: The Restless, Raging Fury that They Call the Love of God

Note from CM: We’re focusing on music this week, and today we turn it over to Pastor Dan to remind us of one of the freshest and most honest voices that ever participated in the contemporary Christian music movement. • • • The Restless, Raging Fury that They Call the Love of God by Daniel […]