A Postcard from the Pacific Rim: Maui, Hawaii

By Brendan Scott and Eugene C. Scott Expectations. Most times what we expect to happen trips us up and gets in the way of seeing and experiencing the more oblique, twisted, fun, real side of life. For example on a trip to Maui one would expect a sunburn, sand between...

Is God a Control Freak?

By Eugene C. Scott There have been times when life has been completely out of control. And there seemed nothing anyone could do to change it, fix it, or stop it. Even God. It was as if my life were a passenger jet first wobbling, then looping and finally plummeting...

How to Know if You're a Control Freak

By Eugene C. Scott Several thousand years ago dung beetles enjoyed god-like status. They earned this high honor by toiling day-long collecting balls of dung between their tiny horns and rolling them across the hot desert floor. Some observant Egyptian noticed this...

Extreme Encounters

By Eugene C. Scott Sitting on a rooftop, years ago, a fellow carpenter and I marveled at the wild Colorado sky. Gray, purple, white, and silver clouds mingled on the blue horizon. Distant bolts of lightning spiked out of the clouds grabbing the plains and pulling the...

Thoughts On Rob Bell's "Love Wins" and the Sad State of American Christianity

By Eugene C. Scott I’m coming late to the Rob Bell lynching. In case you’re coming in late too, Bell is swinging from the gallows for writing a book titled “Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived.” Despite the megalomaniacal...

This Day in History: A Meal Fit for a King–and You

By Eugene C. Scott My eyes didn’t know what to fix on, so they darted from one delight to another. Oh, this is wonderful–but too much. Delightful, but I should have given Solome more guidance. The Master will . . . he will what? You may call me double-minded...