Category Archives: Cultural Commentary

The Power of Priming

I was just reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Blink. In it, he talks about how our subconscious mind affects our decisions and behavior, both for good and for bad. In it, he wrote about priming. “’Priming’ refers to when subtle triggers … Continue reading

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Every Day – Movie Discussion

Who doesn’t love a good love story…and isn’t true love about the love of the soul, not the love of the flesh and all the external things that can get in the way? So how about if we take the … Continue reading

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Are we Really Called to Greatness?

I saw an article today about how to help your kids grow into leaders that made my hackles rise. It was a Christian article and a second reading of it softened my initial response a bit. The author did say … Continue reading

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There’s No Generosity in Equality

Have you ever been around someone who was all fired up about “equality”? It sounds so good, right? Wanting everyone to be equal. Wanting to lift up those less fortunate. And in that sense it is good. But have you … Continue reading

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Everything, Everything – Movie Discussion

In so many ways, Everything, Everything is the same story as The Space Between Us, but with the roles reversed. You have a girl who has basically never entered the world for health reasons. She falls in love online (texting, … Continue reading

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Should Christians Boycott?!

From time to time the call to boycott arises in our Christian culture. Most recently, the call to “Boycott Disney” was resounding throughout the Facebook landscape after the announcement was made that there would be a “homosexual moment” in Beauty … Continue reading

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Dogs and B****es

I worked at a wonderful camp one summer that specialized in inner-city youth, Kids Across America. At that time, it was all the rage for the guys to refer to each other as “dogs”. “What’ up, dog?!” “Naw, dog.” (That’s … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast, and What to do About it

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/01/disney-launches-first-exclusively-gay-moment-beauty-beast/ I just saw an article about Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast due in theaters on March 17.  (As a side note: the article headline, which I reposted on Facebook, indicated Christians should boycott the movie…I wasn’t posting the link as … Continue reading

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Rock Dog – Movie Discussion

There’s a kid who grew up in the shadows of a wonderful and important father figure who did great things in the world. The father grooms his son (or daughter) with pride so that he someday might be able to … Continue reading

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Touchy Subject

When we deal with the question(s) of sexuality, gender, etc. facing our culture today, much of the time what we are dealing with is the feelings. How do we make people feel? How would we feel in their shoes? How … Continue reading

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