Looking back on this essay from July of 2013, about the hysteria surrounding the trial of George Zimmerman regarding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, I find that considering all that with all that has happened since with Ferguson MO and NYC, this essay remains very applicable. So I decided to edit it a little and […]Read more "Silence Is Not An Option: Some Thoughts on Justice & Inequality"
Recently I stumbled over the very winsome and articulate Neil Degrasse Tyson. He is a fantastic communicator; disarmingly casual, witty and entertaining. He seems intelligent, yet without an air of condescension; clever and still humble enough to recognize that he doesn’t have all the answers. And yet, for some reason he made the assertion in […]Read more "Faith, Reason & Progress: A Response to Neil Degrasse Tyson"
In a recent appearance on Sean Hannity the Duck Dynasty patriarch said that if he was in charge of the situation with ISIS his strategy would be to convert them or to kill them. Naturally this has stirred up some controversy. However, those who embrace or reject what was said out of hand – […]Read more "Why Phil Robertson is Both Right & Wrong About ISIS"
I have been a father for quite some time now and as such I have had the chance to watch many hours of children’s programing. To date one of my favorites remains the old PBS cartoon Clifford the Big Red Dog. I think what I love most about the story, is captured beautifully by the […]Read more "What Clifford The Big Red Dog Can Teach Us About Grace"
My kids were coloring the other day and their cache of crayons was getting low, consisting mostly of worn down nubs and broken pieces. So their mother got out two new boxes of crayons and added them to the cache. She returned to check on them a few minutes later only to discover that they […]Read more "Economics, Equality, Crayons & the Cross"
Much is made of Leadership in the Church now days, what it is and how it is accomplished. It seems there is always a new book on the best seller list, designed to help you become the best leader you can be with just 12 easy steps complemented by 24 easy diagrams and 48 forms. […]Read more "4 Quick Thoughts On Leadership From Nehemiah"
Recently there was a highly publicized and mostly disappointing debate between the Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and Ken Ham, Founder of the Christian organization Answers In Genesis. Now in the interest of full disclosure I need to tell you that I love Bill Nye and appreciate all that he did for Science Education back […]Read more "Mechanics & Meaning: The Nye-Ham Debate"