Since this is our first "real" blog -- as opposed to that terse little thing you get to try it out -- we should do an introduction.

OK, so what's the deal with "Christian Zen Master"? When we first heard of Zen many years ago, we automatically assumed it to be one of those whacko Far East things. Little did we know....

Many years later, we got a better introduction by reading "Zen Combat" by Jay Gluck. And the rest, as they say, is history. It takes years to become a Master, and we're not going to go into that here. Suffice it to say, though, that the experience solidifies a whole new way of looking at the world.

Are we Christian? We hope so. Someone once asked the rhetorical question: if you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? We often wonder. But we certainly believe in Christ, accept His teachings and do what we can to follow His example.

These two aspects constitute the major influences on our thinking and the way we view the world. As a natural consequence, we are neither conservative nor liberal in our political views. We see no other way to go than libertarian. How can we not believe in liberty?