5 mins

Wretched Excess – The Match in Las Vegas and the PGA

You’ve heard the Quixotic Deacon rant about greed and excess in the corporate world. I’ve detailed the pay packages at Walmart and McDonald’s and looked at the compensation of  CEOs and board members generally in earlier posts. If you didn’t read those posts and are curious, take a look at them in this website’s archives. ...

4 mins

Vials of Collective Hatred

  Everyone knows the old adage that those who don’t know history are condemned to repeat it. I thought of this when I recently finished reading Blood and Faith by Matthew Carr. The book is subtitled The Purging of Muslim Spain. It traces events in Spain at the end of the 16th century and the ...

6 mins

Nouwen’s Laws

It is my growing conviction that in Jesus the mystical and the revolutionary ways are not opposites, but two sides of the same human mode of experiential transcendence. I am increasingly convinced that conversion is the individual equivalent of revolution. Therefore every real revolutionary is challenged to be a mystic at heart, and one who ...

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