April 17, 2019

I found my favorite party food at a TV-viewing party. It’s a dip made from Ro-Tel, sausage, and melted cheese. I gathered with probably a dozen people from my church to tune into a television show and eat junk food. Our hosts pulled chairs into the living room to accom...

January 21, 2019

We have more opportunity to transfer information and ideas to one another than any people who came before us. And how do we use it? Mainly to excoriate other people. What has social media, non-stop news, and constant connection done to us? Honestly, it’s probably broug...

November 9, 2018

What do you think about marijuana?

The days of D. A. R. E. and “Just Say No” passed us by a long time ago. I myself grew pretty cynical about drug abuse prevention for a while as a high school student. I found myself disturbed that the same kids who wore red ribbons to...

October 26, 2018

Earlier this month, a report by The Christian Post revealed approximately 0.4 percent of Americans now identify as Wiccan or pagan. 0.4 represents somewhere between 1 million to 1.5 million people in the United States. The point of interest for The Christian Post prove...

August 10, 2018

When the Preacher wrote of nothing new existing under the sun, he did not qualify the statement. I find Ecclesiastes 1:9 a sort of a challenge, an invitation, to search out something to push against the declaration. So far, I find it holds true, and so it shall continu...

July 14, 2018

In 1989, Rob Reiner posed the question: can men and women maintain relationship as only friends? Must romance enter into the equation? Must sex?

When Harry Met Sally[1] stands as a romantic comedy classic and for good reason. The film explores many of the tensions felt...

May 18, 2018

What makes you laugh? What constitutes a joke? Do you find anything unfunny?

While such questions seem casual or even silly in themselves, the answers one gives reveal much. 

I do not claim the status of comedian. I like comedy, and I think God gave his Creation a terrib...

May 10, 2018

Though the current era of comic book movie dominance shall surely come to an end at some point, it currently shows no sign of slowing or stopping. Marvel Comics adaptations rule the roost, and even the most obscure or oddest characters enter into feature length, live a...

May 9, 2018

Trevin K. Wax, Eschatological Discipleship: Leading Christians to Understand Their Historical and Cultural Context (Nashville, TN: B & H Academic, 2018), softcover, xi + 269 pp.

In 1969, Robert Lamm of Chicago Transit Authority asked “Does anybody really know what time...

May 4, 2018

Lest you wonder if theology stands as the nerdiest thing about me, you should know I regularly (and gratefully!) receive comic books as birthday and Christmas gifts. Lord willing, I shall cross the age threshold to qualify as President of the United States this year, a...

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