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Is dinner with my friends church?

April 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm

 “Without going into all the backstory, I’ll just tell you that I feel like God is moving me to be in a different kind of church. Specifically, one that has more of a home-church kind of vibe. So, is it OK for me to have church at my home? I […]

Not Guilty

April 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm

  In the summer of July, 2012 I packed into a minivan with two friends who were willing to endure over six hours of cinematic madness with me. It was the opening night of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the finale to Christopher Nolan’s wildly successful trilogy centering on the iconic […]

Recipe for Renewed Christianity

April 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm

          Ross Douthat is the youngest op-ed writer ever hired by the New York Times. More impressive than his age is the fact that he is also a Christian. As a Harvard graduate with a brilliant mind, Douthat is able to synthesize and critique some of the […]

A Glorious Dark: Review

April 2, 2015 at 4:18 pm

 “Maybe it’s not stories that we love; maybe it’s the storytellers themselves we love.” A.J. Swoboda  With Holy Week upon us it is fitting to offer a review of a book that is sure to become an annual offering for those searching for a companion to journey with them through […]

Lost in Trans-Language

March 26, 2015 at 7:42 pm

I recently had a colleague of mine send me a link to the video featured below. It’s a brief little film he was required to watch prior to teaching a class at Columbia College in New York through which he was introduced to the subject of “gender neutral pronouns.” The video […]

Judas: A Response to Craig Gross

March 19, 2015 at 6:20 pm

          Craig Gross, founder and pastor of xxxchurch.com, recently posted an article in CNN questioning the eternal fate of Judas Iscariot. For those unfamiliar with the historical details, Judas was one of the twelve disciples chosen by Jesus. He was the treasurer of the bunch and […]

The Danger of Quick Justice

March 13, 2015 at 7:48 pm

          We live in an age in which justice has been increasingly democratized by the advent of viral technology. Within moments of an act of violence, explosive mob, careless word, hateful tweet, angry post, or a fraternity spouting ignorant and racist songs- the entire world can […]

A Beginners Guide to C.E.R.N.

March 12, 2015 at 6:08 pm

          “I think we have it. You agree?”           The words were declared by CERN Director General Rolf Heuer to a packed room of scientists eager for results, scientists who are busily searching for the beginning of it all; scientists who are […]

Born to Kill

March 6, 2015 at 8:02 pm

        Long before I ever read Timothy Kudo’s article in the New York Times, I already knew how to kill. Never with my hands, but with weapons I was given at birth that always proved to be equally as fatal; a quick mind, a heart perpetually turned inward […]

#WithoutDad: Part 2

February 19, 2015 at 7:25 pm

       In a previous post I reflected on the recent Superbowl ad run by Nissan and subsequent popularity of the hashtag #WithDad. In short,  I challenged the assumption that absent fathers are given an untold number of chances to enter the lives of their adult children in later years. The […]