Living in the UK: A Ramble Apr21

Living in the UK: A ...

Living in a different country is a unique experience. There are weird things that happen that you could never really prepare yourself for. No amount of research, YouTube videos, or blog sites can prepare you for these things. Sometimes they cause a little embarrassment. For example, when I...

Singleness

Every Tuesday I lead a bible study for undergrad ladies attending UC Berkeley through Cru ministries. Last Tuesday, one of the girls said to me (in so many words), “Carrie, thank you for being an example of living a content single life.” She expanded her thought by mentioning that there...

Follow Your Arrow? Apr10

Follow Your Arrow?

“Follow Your Arrow,” the catchy tune by singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves, has found a home on country music radio and is getting love from those who embrace its message: be who you are, live for the moment, stop caring what people think. Like many of today’s chart-toppers, it tends to...

Stephen Fry among philosophers Apr01

Stephen Fry among ph...

[Or maybe I should title this ‘Stephen Fry among the philosophers I’ve been reading lately (pardon all the name-dropping)’.]   I’d like to share some observations on (not arguments against) a recent video, which has received a few shares on my Facebook feed and positive reviews in...

Following  Footy  the  Ultimate  Cultural  Immersion Experience Mar25

Following Footy th...

Since moving to the UK I have become a fan of the aptly named sport of Professional Football. It has been something of a unique cultural experience to actually enjoy this sport out in the open without having to apologize for my lack of insight into other professional sports that dominate...

Minecraft and Time W...

Today I was ploughing through Philo’s Quis rerum divinarum heres sit when I suddenly hit a mental wall. Maybe it was the peanut M&Ms I had been snacking on earlier in the day or just the post lunch lethargy that slowly leeches at my concentration everyday around 3pm. Either way I...

Switchfoot and Karl Barth Mar21

Switchfoot and Karl ...

Switchfoot is one of my favorite bands of all time.  Each of their albums is like meeting a new friend – at first, I’m not sure if we’re going to connect like I hoped we would, but over time my appreciation deepens to the point that my life is different because of our...

Inaccurate Noahs

On March 28th Darren Aronofsky’s Noah will hit the big screens. Here’s the trailer, if you haven’t seen it yet. Big name director, big name stars, lots of CGI and Russel Crowe looking determined-against-all-odds. Good stuff. But the subject matter has a lot of people upset...

Childish Faith

Here’s a fun video: In case you don’t want to watch it: the video illustrates how 15 very common scientific illustrations are, technically speaking, inaccurate. Imprecise might be a better word. They don’t actually tell you what is going on in. I doubt very many people...

The Brilliance Lenten Reflections Mar03

The Brilliance Lente...

This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, as it is Ash Wednesday. As we enter into this season of Lent to prepare our hearts in reflection on the passion week of Christ and Easter, I think about the value of this season of lament that is found in the liturgical calendar. In recent years,...

The Oppressor Within Us All Feb28

The Oppressor Within...

Edward Said’s, Orientalism (1978), was a masterpiece for its time because in it, he was able to give frame and structure to a period of history that could be referred to now as “The Age of European Imperialism”.  These 500 years birthed the west as we know it, and so it makes sense why...