Taking Stock (Literally)

Every few years I get curious about the origins of things in my home. I’ve taken stock and made a list at least twice before, but it’s been a few years. The global Silk Road is no joke. How quickly our standards of living, necessities and luxuries, can disappear into thin air is also noContinue reading “Taking Stock (Literally)”

Enticing Illusions & Dreams

He was sleeping around and, to be honest, I’m not even sure the women wanted to be there. I was visiting but did not know what I had gotten myself into, as I observed the scene unfolding in the basement… An old man lived upstairs. He had a long, pointed beard of white and wasContinue reading “Enticing Illusions & Dreams”

Electronic Trees of Knowledge

It’s overwhelming, like a cluttered hoarder’s room, this barrage of information, the downspout satellites of truths flowing from these veritable electronic trees of the knowledge of good and evil. I guess I’ve always sympathized with Pilot’s question because I’ve felt its weight on many occasions myself… What is truth? John 18:38 I’ve heard there isContinue reading “Electronic Trees of Knowledge”

I Can Save The World With A Single Word, A Single Word…

The first time I heard and saw Flobots’ Handlebars, years ago, left me breathless (both videos) in the audio-wake of its perfect social commentary. Because it’s hard to see the children of yesterday or today as present-day terrorists, conspirators, and world despots. Because we want to believe the best of them — even the onesContinue reading “I Can Save The World With A Single Word, A Single Word…”

News Real Reel

He who answers before he hears [the facts]— It is folly and shame to him. Proverbs 18:13 Most news should be rebranded as social commentary rather than news. I used to watch the news when it was more news than commentary. I still recognize it on occasion: I try to listen, my mind wanders, andContinue reading “News Real Reel”

THE RELIGION OF HYPOCRISY

Don’t get me wrong, it’s always been here – Between my ears – In your heart – Before our eyes… I walked out of the theater the first time I saw The Lord of the Rings because it felt so dark, yet Edgar Allen Poe was my favorite author… I walked out on contemporary ChristianContinue reading “THE RELIGION OF HYPOCRISY”

Faith in God or Man?

[Sermon given by Devin Jump on January 2nd, 2022.] What do the miracles of Jesus, a government program known as “Project Sunshine”, and dinosaurs have in common? Turns out, it may be more faith than science… The main point that I’d like to make today is about where we choose to place our faith, evenContinue reading “Faith in God or Man?”

The Original Misinformation Campaign

And, while I find blatant misinformation hard to accept from the Justices of the Supreme Court (sound bytes available to prove it) this week, the truth is, we’ve all been there — taking an irresistibly delicious sound byte, blacking out with excitement, seeing red in bloody retribution or rightness, and running with it to share…