God Cares About Football?

So, the American version of Roman poet Juvenal’s bread and circuses, aka the Superbowl, is upon us. Yes, friends, it’s time to engage in the annual bacchanalia of eating too much shitty food, enjoying a massively overhyped half-time show and watching a bunch of obscenely expensive commercials for a series of products that really won’t contribute to […]

The Obligatory “What I’m Thankful For” Post 2014 Edition

  Well, it’s Thanksgiving and you know what that means: it’s time for one of the few lasting traditions here at The Progressive Redneck: “The Obligatory “What I’m Thankful For” Post, a collection of the more trivial things that I happen to be thankful for each year. Normally, I write this the day before Thanksgiving but, […]

First World Problems

I’m having another one of those days where I can’t seem to write anything worth reading. This time, however, it’s not writer’s block or lack of ideas. This morning, I’m having a hell of time thinking about anything other than the fact that my head hurts like a mother…, well, you know. I’m not sure […]

Food and Poverty

Last night, my brother, who is a fresh food Nazi hippy advocate posted a Slate article titled Food Deserts Aren’t the Problem which made the (not so) startling declaration that access to better food didn’t necessarily translate to improved health for people experiencing poverty. He expressed incredulity at that, saying: “Having access to fresh food doesn’t make people healthier? I […]

The Poors

Now and then, I’ll come across something that just sets my teeth on edge. It happened today when I read a Facebook status that related some cockamamie story about a woman who, as a teen, volunteered at a food pantry. At the time, there was a frequent flyer who came in and got food while […]

A New Series: How Jesus Changed the World

A while back, I read an article on Huffington Post titled “Six Surprising Ways Jesus Changed the World” by John Ortberg. Brother Ortberg covered all this ground in one article. I, however, never miss a chance to milk a subject for all it’s worth. So, for the next six days, I’m going to write about these […]