Archive for the ‘culture’ Category

A burger and fries is how much??

Was a time when young people went to work at McDonald’s expecting nothing but some job experience and some spending money. As the economy got worse and worse you’d hear people talk about not finding jobs. Inevitably someone would say, “McDonald’s is hiring” as a way to say, “something is better than nothing.” So imagine [...]

August 2, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: culture, If you're not outraged..., what are you drunk?  No Comments

Bono on religion

I’ve seen this in several places on the web, being talked about by several people. But in the unlikely event you haven’t seen it already, I present it here for your edification. This excerpt and all the ones I’ve seen online are from the book Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas. I assume that talk [...]

August 1, 2013  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: culture, stuff to think about, theology  No Comments

Against the Grain

The Boy Scouts went against the grain last week by affirming their ban on homosexuals. Not everyone is happy about it. "With the country moving toward inclusion, the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America have instead sent a message to young people that only some of them are valued," he said. "They’ve chosen to [...]

July 22, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: culture  No Comments

Short Stories…

I have a bunch of stories to follow up on, so I’m going to try to get a start with a few short words about these. Atheist Billboard: Quit the Church – I still don’t know why atheists want to be upset that there are people who believe in God. I’m not sure I would [...]

July 6, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, culture, If you're not outraged..., what are you drunk?  No Comments

Happy Independence Day!


July 4, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: culture, stuff I think is cool  No Comments

Life in These United States

Seems like there used to be a Reader’s Digest column by that name. Anyway. This is just a collection of things happening in our grand country that you might have missed. Committee says boy can play on the girls team. So, apparently they originally decided that he was too good to play on the girls [...]

May 22, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: culture, what are you drunk?  One Comment

Twelve More Iranian Christians

You may be following the plight of Youcef Nadarkhani which I have posted about a couple of times. Now there are twelve more Christians awaiting sentencing in Iran for being Christian. They were arrested while they were drinking wine during the Lord’s Supper and charged with multiple crimes including “crimes against the order” (which sounds [...]

April 15, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: culture, worship and the church  No Comments

Get creative: be bored

I’m pretty sure if I were the writing the article, I wouldn’t have used such a provocative title and I wouldn’t have continued to use the word “bored” throughout the article. I know it sounds strange, but I welcome boredom. It forces me to ponder. But to make sure we’re on the same page, when [...]

April 7, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: culture, stuff to think about  No Comments

Midweek Humor

You can’t touch this.

February 22, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: culture, humor, music  No Comments

Photos: San Antonio Pow Wow

I only happened to hear about the Pow Wow a couple days ago, but I knew I wanted to go and see if I could find any pictures there. I went to a Pow Wow once in Chicago many years ago, so I sort of knew what to expect, but only in general terms. Looking [...]

February 18, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: culture, photography  2 Comments