The Tragedy of The Redneck Pt II

Yesterday, I began this three-part series here. It’s based on a quote from Baptist pastor, author and social activist Will D. Campbell, who said “The tragedy of the redneck is that he chose the wrong enemy.”  I will say up front there is some hard language on race here. If you get offended, don’t say I didn’t warn […]

The Year in Review

2012 departs at midnight and, evidently, that means we’re supposed to look back and reminisce. I’m not exactly sure why, but who am I to question the prevailing paradigm? 2012 was pretty eventful. Oh sure, not as much as 2001 or any of the WWII years, but it is the most lively one in a […]

A New Series Pt VI_ Humanitarian Reform

Today is the fifth entry in our series on the 6 ways Jesus changed the world and we’re talking about humanitarian reform. In the article that inspired this series, John Ortberg describes a world turned upside down; women were welcomed, a slave might walk into an early church meeting and find his feet being washed […]

Keeping Occupied

Saying that the Occupy Wall Street protests have been in the news lately is like saying Napoleon had a little setback at Waterloo; it’s true, but doesn’t even begin to tell the story.  Almost everyone has an opinion on this phenomenon and those opinions seem to depend on your political views.  Most of my conservative friends (the vocal ones, anyway) think […]