Resting Grump Face

I’ve been told that I have “Resting Grump Face” sometimes.  Just the other day, my wife mentioned that I looked either perplexed, mad, or “a little like a frog” while I was sitting on stage at a university event listening to the speaker.  I was actually thoroughly enjoying what the speaker had to say, but … Continue reading Resting Grump Face

Check This Out (Or Not): The Best Conversation on Marriage I’ve Heard in a Long Time.

One thing that Grumps gravitate toward without fail is debates over divisive issues.  It gives us a chance to show just how grumpy we are, and to try and get our point across before any of the other jerks around us can spit out their views.  Grumps (and by “Grumps” in this situation, I mean … Continue reading Check This Out (Or Not): The Best Conversation on Marriage I’ve Heard in a Long Time.

Check This Out (Or Don’t): Sing Dance Pray Love Repeat

Friend of the Grump (and ONU Religious Life Staff Member) Lauren Frame wrote on her blog (Sing Dance Pray Love Repeat) recently about her identity as a child of God.  I think it applies to all of us.  Check it out here:  http://singdanceprayloverepeat.blogspot.com/2015/04/i-am-child-of-god.html Or Don’t, if you’re too grumpy.  But check it out eventually, because … Continue reading Check This Out (Or Don’t): Sing Dance Pray Love Repeat

Prayer for Grumps

Lord, grant me the serenity not to grump about things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know when to keep my mouth shut.  Amen.  (The “Serenity Prayer” modified for Grumps) Prayer doesn’t come easily for me—I know, right?  As a paid pray-er, it probably should, but … Continue reading Prayer for Grumps

Thomas the Sarcastic Realist

Disclaimer:  This post contains some questionable (at best) exegesis, and may actually be eisegesis!  Readers with a weak constitution or intolerance for fanciful homiletical imagination should proceed with caution!  (You have been warned!) The Apostle Thomas appears in exactly four scenes in the book of John.  The first is in chapter 11, when Jesus tells … Continue reading Thomas the Sarcastic Realist