Thanks for visiting. I am a seminary dropout currently working in finance, with lots of interest in sports, politics, music, fiction and distance running; so anything could happen here.  My hope is that we can have an exchange of ideas about life on these pages and maybe some fun as well.

The title of this blog is derived from the name of a group of friends and authors known as The Inklings who met together throughout the 1930s and 1940s.  They gathered for drinks regularly to review one another’s writings–molding some great literary works still prized by readers several generations later.  Two of my favorite thinkers were central to the group: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.  Tolkien once wrote of the Inklings: “Had an outsider eavesdropped, he would have thought it a meeting of fell enemies hurling deadly insults before drawing their guns.” (Letters, p.103). Honest exchange and critique can be daunting, yet these men came together as friends week after week to clank their glasses together as well as their minds. I believe that in the clanking, we are able sharpen one another ‘as iron sharpens iron’ (Proverbs 27:17). I am most grateful for the friends in my life with whom the clanking of minds and ideas has not precluded the repeated clanking of glasses.

I do not believe all views are equally true (see Are all truth’s equal?), but I do believe we see things more clearly with more points of view. Some of you will be experts on topics addressed here, so you will know far more than I.  I hope that you will offer your viewpoints—furthering the conversation by correcting errors or disagreeing with the ideas expressed. I believe the exchange of thoughts and ideas is very important and probably too infrequent for most of us. The only rule of inklings is that we must respect the dignity of each person who joins the conversation and each point of view expressed here.

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