Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church (Part 1)

“Listening to the Past, Reflecting on the Present” I’m writing this series of essays as a way of processing Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church, the book edited by Preston Sprinkle, published by Zondervan, and used in my Critical Issues in Theology class (THE-423). (*for more on the why of this series of posts, pleaseContinue reading “Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church (Part 1)”

Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church (Introduction)

At the end of the semester, we have to decide and defend what we’ve come to believe. Let me explain. As a college student, there are classes I cannot wait to attend, and there are classes which require a considerable amount of determination to sit through. I’m thankful my experience has been mostly the formerContinue reading “Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church (Introduction)”

News Media – Why They Won’t “Give Us the Facts.”

I saw an advertisement yesterday heralding, “Unbiased News from a Christian Perspective.” In the comments, more than a few people pointed out the irony of that statement. It is the job of news media to make sense of the world. Some networks take a very active approach (Tucker Carlson giving energetic speeches in attempt toContinue reading “News Media – Why They Won’t “Give Us the Facts.””

“Art, Wearing Masks, and Being Homeless”

Collin and I are both beginning our senior year of college. It doesn’t seem like that long ago we were riding in a silver Ford Focus, I turned toward him and asked, “So are we actually gonna go to college?” And he said we were.  Somewhere along the way, we both decided to transfer andContinue reading ““Art, Wearing Masks, and Being Homeless””

Trading Up

I recently read an article written earlier this month by Kristina Grob, a professor at South Carolina University, and published in America, the Jesuit Review. In it, she argues for the usefulness of philosophy degrees in the workforce – hence the title “Want a Good Job? Major in Philosophy.” The article comes in the wakeContinue reading “Trading Up”

Gran Torino

“I finish things; that’s what I do, and I’m going it alone.” Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is a tall, white-haired, racist veteran of the Korean War trying to make sense of a changing America. The enjoyment he once found sharing his neighborhood with white folks has morphed into abjectly watching Hmong immigrants invade the homesContinue reading “Gran Torino”