Me Too

One of the most surprising developments in the Weinstein sexual exploitation allegations is its effect in causing so many to come forward with similar allegations against other alleged abusers, and in particular, those in the Hollywood industry. Some have suggested that the courage of a few inspired them, but I think it’s at least as much the burden of the pain they’ve...

A Refusal to Set Limits

Mainstream American culture shows an increasingly permissive attitude towards non-marital sex. Outside of a few ethnic subgroups (communities which have morals that are resistant to these changes) the percentages show a rapid and significant shift away from traditional Christian norms regarding sex over the last 40 years.

One Thing I Do Know

I was in San Diego with my kids last year, and we were spending the day in Balboa Park. As we were walking around, we noticed a table set up in the courtyard, run by a group of atheists. They were there to share...

A Rest Remains

Imagine if you could have fun all day, from morning until evening. Not just contentment, but actual fun. Imagine if that fun didn't make any physical demands on you, aside from the attention it required. You don't even have to leave your bedroom. I'm not talking about television, but we may...

Not Fade Away

The world around us is adapting to electronic media and information technology. How we think about community, experience the world, share our lives with others, communicate with the people we care about, value ourselves, and even consider what counts as a "place" and why we don't feel the need to...

Shame on Me

Shame is a strange thing; it can be regarded in two completely different ways. If you search for it on Amazon, you will find hundreds of books to help you relieve yourself of it. It is the negative, convicting emotion that we have violated a moral standard. Psychologists provide guidance in relieving yourself from it because it can lead to unhealthy, borderline behaviors if it's not managed properly.

I Love You, Man

This Bud Light commercial from 1995 (it was the first in a series of commercials) made the expression, “I love you, man” part of popular culture. The thing that made the commercial so hilarious and compelling, at the time, is that you didn't hear guys say “I love you” much back then. So it sets you up. It begins with a guy who is a bit choked up, opening up to his dad in a way which, well, guys just didn't.

The God of Tomorrow

This quote, from one of C.S. Lewis's great works, is part of a letter written by the demon Screwtape to the junior demon Wormwood. The “Enemy” mentioned here is God. I have been worried about the future, at various points over the years. To such a degree that I have had difficulty doing anything else. I have some things on my plate right now which make me anxious.

Going Back to Move Ahead

I was rereading this great novella on a plane flight last week, realizing that it was time I revisited C.S. Lewis's famous bus trip between hell and heaven. I find new things in C.S. Lewis's writings when I force myself to go back, perhaps because my own experience...

Bono Found What He Was Looking For

U2 has Christian references in some of their music. It always seemed like Bono was a seeker more than a believer, though. "Pride in the Name of Love" is a song about Martin Luther King, but has what seems to be a cross-reference to Jesus. Then it spins right back to the other king. In "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," Bono has a verse describing the work of Christ, but the chorus starts...

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