Monday, October 16, 2017

Privilege is as Privilege does

Privilege... that's a popular word these days.

But what, exactly, is it? And what, if anything, should we do about it? These, I think, are the questions that the creators of the video below set out to answer.

With over 33 million plays on Facebook, there's a decent chance you've already seen it (if not, go ahead and watch it - we'll wait).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The War on Women (or something)

A few days ago, President Trump announced a change to Obamacare. Whereas businesses were previously mandated to provide birth control as part of the healthcare plans for their employees, they may now opt out if contraceptives are against the employer's moral convictions or religious beliefs.

To nobody's surprise, there has been much ado over this.

It's been called an act of discrimination, faith-based misogyny, and an all out war on women (and those are just the nice headlines).

So, let's talk about it.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Curious Case of Stephen Paddock

"I look inside myself and see my heart is black; I see my red door, I must have it painted black;" 
- The Rolling Stones

Friday, September 29, 2017

God is Dead. Now What?

"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him." 
- Friederich Nietzsche

A few years ago, a Christian movie came out entitled "God's Not Dead." In that movie, a young college student debates his atheist professor over the existence of God.

It provided a life affirming, faith-positive movie that was safe for the whole Christian family. Yay. Kudos. Nothing wrong with that.

What it didn't do, however, was engage with what Nietzsche was actually saying.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Kneeling and Standing and Stretching, OH MY!

I wrote a couple of days ago that the whole national anthem NFL protest is, in the large scheme of things, some amount of fribble.

That's still the case. However, it seems that some amount of fribble has gathered an inordinate amount of attention, and so I want to spend a few more moments unpacking it. Or, more specifically, why the fribble has become such a fuss.

*fribble. it's the word of the day.