Muhammad Ali 1942-2016

By | June 4, 2016

Ali was incomprehensible to me at the time. I was alive and aware when he changed his name and religion, and when he spoke against the United States’ foreign policy and wars. It was incomprehensible to me that any American would do anything but support the United States as-is, especially to the point where any… Read More »

Memorial Day 2016

By | May 30, 2016

Memorial Day is the official start of summer. Typically there’s a family and friends get-together, a barbecue, a game on the TV, and adult beverages. We have this freedom to celebrate this way because of the sacrifice of soldiers to the vision that is America. And so we do honor the fallen with our gratefulness… Read More »

Boycotts As a Signal of Virtue

By | May 23, 2016

Recently yet another outrage has occurred to provoke the sensibilities of all Christians* everywhere—a city in North Carolina said that people who are already using public restrooms in relative privacy can continue to do so. The response by the state of North Carolina was swift and sure. Action with more alacrity than the state of… Read More »

The Christian Response to Public Restroom Access

By | May 4, 2016

In his blog post on April 27, 2016 (, Mr. Boeskool makes the case that boycotting Target over its public restroom use is a foolish irrelevancy and harmful to very real people. (And, as an aside, this is not a new policy for Target. It is simply their existing policy which has existed for a… Read More »

Structural Racism—It Doesn’t Exist

By | April 29, 2016

One of the things about American culture and society is our racism. It’s not the only thing, or the most important thing (well, maybe). We have a past that is entwined with racism, and there are still problems today with racism. I won’t go into all the details about racism and what it is in… Read More »

A Setback and a Resurrection

By | March 27, 2016

I am celebrating Easter today, which is a reminder to Christians that death is not the final answer. We celebrate Easter because Jesus, having died, was resurrected and will die no more; those who believe in him also will one day be resurrected. It is God’s way of saying our pilot episode will be picked… Read More »