We’ve all been there before. You join a new group or organization, like a new job or a new group of friends, and after a certain amount of time – usually referred to as the “honeymoon” – you start to notice some things that aren’t quite right. Some people choose not to rock the boat, … Continue reading Descent Into Chaos: A pattern of being rejected and made to feel like you’re crazy.
An acquaintance of mine recently suggested that “active shooter drills” in schools are just like the Cold War, except the Soviets are us. His comment reminded me of a news story I had just seen. A middle school in Florida partnered with their local police department in conducting a real-life active shooter drill, with police … Continue reading The Power of Fear
Is violence ever a viable option for a Christian? I suppose most people will have one of these three responses; some will initially say yes, some will say no, and still others will wonder what I mean by violence and viable. A little background information may help to clarify the question for those in the … Continue reading The Kingdom Suffers Violence
I recently went on a road trip to visit a seminary in eastern Tennessee, and along the way something truly bizarre happened. Earlier in the week I heard reports that Toni Morrison had passed away, so in preparation for the trip I downloaded her novel Beloved. As I set out from my home in mid-western … Continue reading Beloved In Lexington
Spoiler Alert: If you have not seen the new Spider Man: Far From Home film this post contains many spoilers from throughout the movie. Spider Man: Far From Home struck a wonderful balance between traditional comic book elements and creative twists. I will discuss these later, but first I want to emphasize what I feel … Continue reading Far From Home, Close To Perfect