Culture and Politics

COVID-19

COVID-19 Nature’s Judgement?

The Pope is quoted by a British newspaper as saying the corona-virus pandemic is “certainly nature’s response” to our failures in regard to climate change. I am not Catholic and I am not too familiar with the person of the Pope and […]

COVID-19

Day 14 at Home in a COVID-19 World

We have made it to the end of a second week living mostly at home. The impact to the economy is starting to set in. My employer sent notification that all salaried employees will have reduced pay by 20% going forward. I […]

Day 7 at Home in a COVID-19 World

My family has spent a week at home limited with only required trips to the store. All children’s activities, all sports programs, all in dining restaurant services, all church services have been canceled. I worry the lock down will become even more […]

Culture and Politics

Opinion: Presidential Theology

There are more than few people who have announced they want to be the democrat nominee for president in 2020. Some I know their name and many I do not. One of the people that I was not aware of before he […]

Culture and Politics

Self-Driving Cars: Programmed to Fail

The next big life changing advancement in modern society must be the self-driving car. When I was growing up I thought cars would fly but that practicality has never materialized. The idea that a car could drive itself is even now at […]

Culture and Politics

Aliens Prove We are not Alone

There have been a rash of aliens in the news the last few weeks. Not the terrestrial illegal kind Trump rails against but the little green men from another planet type. The mainstream media is growing a narrative that is breathlessly waiting […]

Culture and Politics

9/11 and the Truth of Lawlessness

Today is the anniversary of 9/11 a terrorist attack, an act of war, on a scale unknown to the modern American society. Looking over the history of America it is not difficult to find murderous tragedies and barbarous acts of war on […]

Culture and Politics

You are Evil.

Racist alt-right Nazis marched. Media, political partisans, and evangelical churches condemn the evil of the marcher’s ideology. The fuel for the condemnation is the hateful and angry subjects in the photos from the march. The fuel for the condemnation is the outrageous […]

Culture and Politics

Authority to Pray for Peace

Robert Jeffress is the pastor of a Southern Baptist Church in Texas. He is also one of the more vocal supporters of the Trump presidency. Jeffress made news by appearing to proclaim God’s favor on the idea that Trump might bomb North Korea. […]

Culture and Politics

Cultural Appropriation

The concept of Cultural Appropriation is an idea that is more mainstream and has now reached the latest front in the culture wars. Recently two entrepreneurial women started a food truck that was well received in a community of Portland Oregon. In an interview about their […]