Before we left for the UK my wife and I joined one of my graduate professors (and dear friend) for dinner with his family at his home. He gave me lots of needed advice about working on my PhD as he himself worked through his at the University of Aberdeen many years ago. One piece […]
Maximize Your Work Time in Four Realistic Steps : Modest Thoughts From a Self-Noted Expert in Wasting Time
It’s been about five months since I joined my fantastic friends at the Two Cities writing team and I’m fresh out of content before this week’s deadline. So I imagine I am doing what most content-editors opt for when they’re out of material — countdown list with shameful, click-baity title. Other “titles” considered and self-loathingly […]
Democracy is not looking up here in America. It has been a tough election season, and in an unique turn of events, we have two candidates that are, well, tough to vote for. Even after two insane presidential debates, there are most likely a few people who are unsure who they are going to vote […]
Have you all seen the recent article by President Obama on CNN claiming that America will lead the way in putting humans on Mars? You can check it out here. Perhaps you’re also familiar with the privately funded expedition known as Mars One. Have you guys heard about this? A year ago I was following […]
One year ago my daily schedule was fairly hectic. My alarm went off at 5.30 am every morning Monday through Friday. I naturally hit snooze and actually got up 15 minutes later. I got ready for work. I drove to work… I take that back… I checked Facebook. I got ready for work. I drove […]
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28 If we imagine Paul writing this to the churches in America today, we might add: “Neither Republican, nor Democrat.” At a time when the […]
Theology and language are inseparable. Theology is speech about God, and this speech is linguistic and therefore culturally defined. Languages, particularly those of civilizations with imperial and colonial histories, are the words of the most affluent and well-to-do. (This is why words like ‘suwanne’ and ‘purdy’ are not found in the OED). Words of conquered […]
Anyone who knows me well can attest to Vin Scully’s importance in my life. His gentle voice, now warmed over by time to a grandfatherly lilt, is a perpetual fixture in our house every April to September (and by the grace of God, most Octobers). That voice. That unmistakable, inimitable voice has been with me for […]
I’ve always wondered what it means to be known. Last time I talked about how our desire to be known has to be rooted in God’s knowledge of us. I looked at the song “Goner” by twenty one pilots (the final track off of their album, Blurryface). I think Tyler Joseph says some interesting things […]
Yesterday marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. After 15 years, the pain still stings the many families who lost loved ones on that day. The memories still haunt those who survived the attacks, and live with the trauma of the devastation. Memorials and moments of silence permeate the places where many […]
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