Can you name all of the seven deadly sins without looking? You probably know most of them, but there is at least one that is easy to forget about. One of the vices that gets the least attention in the Christian life is sloth (ironically enough). The term “veg out” is a modern synonym of … Continue reading Socially Unacceptable: Virtual Vegging
The birth of romances often begin with a moment called the “meet-cute” (credit The Holiday). It’s that moment when the male and female lead characters meet, sometimes through bizarre circumstances. Darcy refuses to dance with Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice. Danielle attacks Prince Henry in Ever After. Jack gets treated by Kate after a … Continue reading Socially Unacceptable: Artificial Romance
One of the most essential components of ancient Greek drama were masks made from wood or clay that actors wore while performing. We know these masks as the dueling comedy/tragedy faces that serve as the universal symbol for theater. But these masks are more than just a symbol. They were actually the vehicle through which … Continue reading Socially Unacceptable: Social Charades
I just finished reading a fantastic biography of Abraham Lincoln, titled Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President by Allen Guelzo. It is historically dense for the entire 528 pages, and not for the faint of heart, but such a rewarding read for anyone who enjoys American history, Abraham Lincoln, or biographies in general. There were so many things … Continue reading Redemption.
To Lecrae, Trip Lee, Dylan, Christian rappers, and the like: I have a lot of things I want to share with you, and with everyone else reading, and I hope you’ll read my words with sincerity and discernment. I am sorry. It all started nearly a decade ago when I heard “Jesus Muzik” for the … Continue reading To Lecrae, Trip Lee, Dylan, and Christian Hip-Hop: An Open Letter
The anatomy of the human tongue is one of the most fascinating things about our bodies. It is actually not one muscle, but a conglomeration of eight total muscles, working together to create a muscular hydrostat. Like an elephant’s trunk, or the tentacle of an octopus, our tongues don’t need skeletal support of fluid to … Continue reading Socially Unacceptable: Cross Words
A few days ago I was on my way to work, and during my morning commute I listened to a brief national news segment from one of the local radio stations. The daily segment typically features a story or two about whatever everyone was talking about the day before, another story about the government, and … Continue reading Socially Unacceptable: Grief Porn