The Problem with Selfie-Righteousness

Oxford Dictionaries announced “Selfie” as the international “Word of the Year 2013” yesterday; noting its frequency in the English language has increased by 17,000% since last year. According to Oxford Dictionaries, the word “selfie” first appeared in 2002, when it was used in an Australian online forum. It was popularized by social media during the years … Continue reading

Composition (Part 2)

Ken Blanchard once famously said, “Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less.” When it comes to the notion of humility, I think that many of us have conflicting ideas of how it should actually look. I think Paul puts it brilliantly in Philippians 2: “Don’t push … Continue reading

Composition (Part 1)

How many of you know someone like this? Better yet, how many of you are someone like this? Pride and arrogance is not something we have to do much searching to discover, it seems. Think about it – when was the last time you heard a rockstar, athlete, actor or politician speaking in a public … Continue reading

Naked

It was the summer of 1996. Before Facebook, Youtube, and plunging male V-necks, there was a bright and shining era of American narrative known as “The Family Vacation.” My great family was then and still is in the habit of joining throngs of beloved relatives each summer at a glorious little “campground” in Alpena, Michigan … Continue reading

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