The way to San Jose

“Do you know the way to San Jose?” was a song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and popularized by  Dione Warwick in the 1960s as Motown emerged as a force of the music industry.  The pop song which continues to be played on many of the “oldies” stations asks a simple question of…

Let’s get rid of evangelists

I’ve been observing….over the past few years, the term evangelical has been losing its charm. I think I first started to notice when late TV found, to their pleasure, a target in the TV evangelists to mock and use for fodder – not without reason, of course, but I thought the term evangelism was in…

Holiness vs dogmatism

When I reflect on my spiritual journey I have to admit that I waffle, at times, between desiring holiness in my life and turning to dogmatic beliefs. It really revolves around the question before all of us as we make choices in life, whether it is in a book we read or in how we…