Month: March 2015

March 29, 2015 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

I don’t really remember the day I was born, but I know it was April 17, 1955. Well, I don’t really know except that my parents told me I was born on that date. It is on my birth certificate, and why else would I choose that date to celebrate my birthday? Nikita Khrushchev is…

March 22, 2015 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

I’ve had some interesting conversations lately with – what shall I label them? – nonbelievers. By nonbelievers, I mean people for whom religion, at least as we traditionally think of it, is not a part of life. Some of these nonbelievers self-identify as atheists, others as agnostics or some odd mix, still others don’t even…

March 15, 2015 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

Several years ago, I descended into a prolonged period of depression.  “Descending” is exactly what it felt like – sliding down a steep, increasingly narrow and seemingly bottomless hole. Those years were my “forty days” in the wilderness when everything that had been certain in my life was shaken. My mega-Lenten season when meaning and…

March 8, 2015 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

There is a very real temptation among some “truer” believers to see the living out of faith as somehow dangerous. That by meeting the needs of the poor as an act of faith, for example, we miss Jesus himself. Faith in Jesus Christ is more than just doing good. But it is also more than…

March 1, 2015 Howard Kenyon No comments exist

Three days each week, he gets up in the middle of the night so he can ride his wheelchair to the bus stop in time to be at work across town at 6:30 in the morning. Then he reverses that route some 10-12 hours later. His pay? The reward of knowing people by the thousands…