Paul had it wrong…

During church today I had time to ponder why so much of Christianity is about living life after death, for focusing on everything but the world as it is right now.  It’s not that I don’t believe in a better life after Christ, I do, but it seems to me… Continue reading

Penny Arcade

The Penny Arcade had a great comic up today pointing out the irony in the gun control/free speech debate.  What I enjoy about these guys is their ability to call bull shit without necessarily taking a particular political side or stance.  We’re a country of people who are all too often… Continue reading

Obama on gun control

So Facebook has this post going around where Obama is saying the guns don’t make people safer while it has all his secret agents with their guns circled.  I’m all for the 2nd Amendment and I’m for the responsible ownership of guns, but this particular message is a bit off… Continue reading

The Constitution- Hallowed be thy name?

The Constitution is kind of a unique thing in American minds.  In a nation where change is constant, where people and institutions will change their political, theological and ideological stance whenever the wind blows, in American conservative politics the Constitution is held up as this inviolate document that does not… Continue reading

Kids these days…

Flappers, Hipsters, Beatniks, Greasers, Hippies, Rebels, Slackers, Nerds, Geeks, etc.  These are all names for social outcasts at one point in time or another in our country.  They dressed different, may have talked different, certainly challenged our social norms in one form or another.  Many of the people of the… Continue reading

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

I don’t post personal things on Facebook much. I don’t believe in airing my dirty laundry, and I happen to like my life, so I see no reason to complain about it, even when I struggle. Having said that, I want to share a bit of a story with you… Continue reading

Tragedy as politics

What happened on Friday the 14th was a tragedy.  A tragedy perpetrated by evil for purposes we can only guess at.  No amount of analysis will ever give us all the answers we could possibly want for why such a horrible act occurred.  But that hasn’t stopped many people from… Continue reading