Category Archives: Cultural Commentary

Windswept

The whole nation has been caught up in this George Floyd tragedy, while I confess, I have been focused more myopically on my own little world…and that’s bothered me. I just had a baby.  Well, I didn’t have a baby…my … Continue reading

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Recreating Art. Imitating Christ.

Have you seen this quarantine fun?  People are recreating famous paintings in their homes, with whatever they have.  I love it!  So creative and fun.  Some are better than others.  Some are more creative than others.  Some are more exact … Continue reading

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Dark Places

Dark places kind of have a bad rap.  We associate dark places with scary movies and evil things happening.  With loneliness and pain and isolation.  This makes sense, of course.  In the movies, bad things happen in dark and scary … Continue reading

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Declarations

I learned about the power of declarations at Kanakuk Kamp in the summers when they made us chant “Act enthusiastic and you’ll be enthusiastic!”  Of course, we only had to chant that when we weren’t feeling enthusiastic.  But it worked.  … Continue reading

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Geodes, Covid-19, and Great Gifts in Bad Packaging

I wrote an article a few years back about how sometimes great gifts come in bad packaging.  It seems appropriate for this season to revisit it. (You can read it here:  God is such a Guy!)  I know this quarantine … Continue reading

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Bringing our Lunchables to the Covid-Table

Most of us are familiar of the miraculous story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 (more if you count the women and children) with some boy’s 2 little fish and 5 loaves of bread, basically a Hebrew lunchable.  Similarly, there’s a … Continue reading

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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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