Advent Time

I've always been particularly fond of this date, November 29. The main reason is because I was born today. Of course, I'm not the only one, as some of my most well-known "twins" include baseball icons Vin Scully and Mariano Rivera; actors Anna Faris and Brian Baumgartner; TV something Howie Mandel; and theologian C.S. Lewis …

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Self-Awareness, Part I

PROLOGUE: ANCIENT GREECE, c. 410 BC "Know thyself."--Socrates [supposedly] APPROXIMATELY 2,425 YEARS LATER For those who might not know, I was a youth intern this summer at a church in Fairfax, VA. We were playing mini golf at the park one fateful Saturday evening when I established a (kind of joke, kind of serious) rule …