Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for Sinners?

In Mark chapter 7:1-12 Jesus has an encounter with Pharisees from Jerusalem. Their issue is that Jesus has fed bread to his disciples who are eating with unwashed hands. According to the Law they are defiled, simply for having been hungry. Is church a Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for sinners? Well I think the … Continue reading Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for Sinners?

Detox Personality Disorder?

Detox Personality Disorder (our term) is an irrational state.

It's "Ready-to-chew-yer-foot-off frustrated."

The only thing crazier than being irrational? Is a rational person forcefully reasoning with a crazy person.

Darts of Doubt – Addiction Science doesn’t need God

RE: An article online today discussing 12-step programs which asks: "Is the concept of a higher power obsolete?" For starters, my higher power has a name - Jesus. But leaving that aside, there is meat here to digest. Contemplation: How the enemy uses truthful means in a corrupt manner to dislodge faith. Satan uses doubt as his fulcrum. Ultimately … Continue reading Darts of Doubt – Addiction Science doesn’t need God

History of Substance Regulation Since Nixon

If you know (or remember) less than you wish relative to the "War on Drugs": An illuminating and meditative piece appears this week in Aeon at this link. The title and synopsis: "What were drugs?" "The war on drugs was always a war against an idea. But ideas have a shelf-life, too, and this one has lost its potency" … Continue reading History of Substance Regulation Since Nixon