Category: Culture - page 8

Film, Television, Sex, Music, Literature, Pop

Owning Our Language

Did I even mean that? I’ve been thinking about prayer lately, and conversation in general, and I’m struck by how many phrases we use without ever really owning them.  By “owning them” I mean understanding their meaning so well that we feel powerfully confident using them.  It can be a confidence born of discipline and..

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Farm Fashion

I took a nap and woke up to find a bunch of pretty girls being pretty for the cameras on the tavern front lawn. Vintage clothing catalog shoot.  Now if only there were three million vintage clothing companies in America.. (more…)

The Beauties of Inequality..

I’m fairly sure my dad worked hard, and took risks, because he was tired of being poor. He worked onion fields in the late summer to pay for his own school clothes and he remembered meager breakfasts of cracked wheat cereal in the Great Depression. He delivered papers on horseback in the winter and he..

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This Morning’s Walk

This is the 2nd fork in the road, going up to Grandma’s house.  The pears are loaded right now.  The pumpkins are flowering and we have some of the culprits identified. I set my best walking pace in six weeks. (more…)

So What Do We Do?

Arise, O Lord, Confront him, cast him down; Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword, With Your hand from men, O Lord, From men of the world who have their portion in this life.. I’m sensing a fair amount of battle fatigue out there. Yes, the American people displayed a great deal of sanity — and defied political corruption..

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Pure Christocentric, Heteronormative, Patriarchal Goodness

The Power of Assumption Picture a late night staff meeting spilling out into the parking lot on a gorgeous, clear night.  Three freshly minted software engineers, straight out of college, find themselves picking out Orion in the southern sky.  Their project manager, the guy they need to please, listens to their celestial chatter, opens the..

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Leaving Facebook..

No Explanation Necessary So I was put in FaceBook jail for seven days, and — as usual — there is never an explanation why, nor would they even identify the offending post.  (How will they build their Brave New World if they don’t even run a competent re-education camp?) It’s possible, this time, that a..

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