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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 […]

Mardi Gras & The Meaning of Lent

February 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

     Tomorrow evening I will gather together with brothers and sisters and mark their foreheads with ashes in the symbol of a cross to the light of flickering candles. As my hand passes across their brow I will whisper the words “from dust you have come and to dust you will […]

Whites in a Black History

February 5, 2015 at 3:00 am

     I am a middle-aged, white, evangelical protestant. I grew up in a middle-class family in New England and later attended a private Christian college and seminary. I work at a private Christian college today where there is not a single black faculty member. The number of black students […]

#WithDad & #WithoutDad: Part 1

February 3, 2015 at 7:24 pm

“If my dad walked through your office door right now, I would punch him in the face.”       This was the confession of a man in his early twenties who sat on the couch across from me while tears drenched the front of his sweatshirt. He came to talk […]

Hillsong “This is Life?”

January 22, 2015 at 2:45 pm

     Last week I received an email from a colleague of mine working in the Middle East. His intention was to assure us that he was keenly aware of the imminent danger posed to his family in light of the spread of terror groups like ISIS into the area. After […]