In the last few weeks I’ve found myself wrestling through a sea of arduous thoughts and questions – many revolving around the issue of racial discord and ethnic prejudice. Perhaps you know the feeling. Though I honestly feel like I have more questions than answers at times, I feel compelled to offer a few propositions … Continue reading

Why I’m Not Color-Blind

All is not well. In light of the recent Confederate Flag conversation, there seems to be a lot volatile discussion in the media regarding the issue of race and discrimination. Not surprisingly – the Christian voice is certainly among the chorus of responses I’ve seen – and I think that’s a good thing. But now … Continue reading

(WWSVS) What Would St. Valentine Say?

    Today is the day. You know it, I know it. In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t know it. The beginning of President’s Day weekend is finally here!   But if you’re not as gubernatorial – you probably also know that today is Valentine’s Day – a day that … Continue reading

Donald Sterling, Racism, and a Gospel Response

In light of the recent Donald Sterling scandal, there seems to be a lot volatile discussion in the media regarding the issue of race and discrimination. Not surprisingly – the Christian voice is certainly among the chorus of responses I’ve seen – and I think that’s a good thing. But, as is the case with … Continue reading

The Scandal of the Cross

Crucifixion. Invented by the Persians. Adapted by Alexander the Great. Passed on to the Carthaginians. Perfected by the Romans. Jewish historian Josephus called crucifixion – “the most wretched of deaths.” Roman philosopher Cicero forbade even the thought of it by stating, “Far be the very name of the cross, not only from the body, but … Continue reading

Let Your Groin Be Your Guide: A Valentine’s Day Post

Today is the day. You know it, I know it. In fact, you’ll be had pressed to find someone who doesn’t know it. The beginning of President’s Day weekend is finally here! But if you’re not as gubernatorial – you probably also know that today is Valentine’s Day – a day that brings gleeful giggles … Continue reading

You Will Gasp in Disbelief at How One Goon Failed Miserably at New Year’s Resolutions.

“11 Simple Ways To Not Be a Terrible Person in 2014” “Have a Mind-Meltingly Good Year By Following This One Weird (Possibly Illegal) Trick” “Achieve Total Global Domination These Next 52 Weeks!“ Well, interwebs – it’s happened again. We’ve sauntered into a new year and brought a blitzkrieg of “good” advice with us. The band … Continue reading

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

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, and the Racial Divide

I am at my computer on Saturday evening, July 13th – staring unsettled at the content I have prepared for a teaching on racism tomorrow. I was certain that something in my message needed to shift, but unsure exactly how – until I logged onto Facebook. News of the George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict flooded … Continue reading

Politics

  I feel a bit like a political refugee.   Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that I feel a bit like a legislative vagrant in a post-religious-right America, roving the dimly lit streets without a real home to lay my head. Most times it’s difficult to ignore the notion that under it … 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

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