The title deserves an explanation, since I decided on it while Sarah and I were in Japan at the end of 2004.
In his classic (and sadly underrated) movie, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Terry Gilliam created a true masterpiece. In the course of the film, the leader of the city (played masterfully by Jonathan Pryce) accuses the Baron of having lost his grasp of reality. The Baron turns the accusation back at his accuser, saying, “Your reality, sir, is lies and balderdash and I’m delighted to say that I have no grasp of it whatsoever.”
Too often in life, we Christians are accused of foolishness because of our staunch and absolute belief in an archaic book written two-thousand years ago. Yet, the Apostle Paul seems to echo the words of the Baron, when he wrote, “Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?”
I am proud to say that my family continues to have no grasp of the reality of the world. If, after reading through some of the outlandish opinions expressed in this blog, you have questions about us or Christianity, shoot me an email, and I’ll be happy to chat with you.