History has been unkind to girls, and I’m not thinking about sleazy Hollywood producers trying to seduce budding actresses. For most of the history of the world, girls were not given an education; women were not permitted to inherit; and only men were allowed to have careers. Even today in vast regions of the world … More Hey, Beautiful!
Peter Pan is not a selfless hero in the book that inspired the movies and the musical. In the pages of James M. Barrie’s novel, Peter is generally a brat, inconsiderate of others and obsessed with his own whims and amusements. His interest in Wendy, for example, is never romantic; mostly just his need for … More Lost Boys
Have you noticed that diversity must always be celebrated in our popular culture- except when it comes to the diversity between men and women? The benefits of multiculturalism are tirelessly hyped as a huge asset- but not when the cultural contrasts are male and female. When it comes to sexual differences, they’re never considered important … More Sexual Suicide
It doesn’t take any faith at all to believe in God. Even atheists know there is a God. Otherwise, why would an intelligent individual build his adult identity around the defiance of someone who doesn’t exist? Worse yet, why get so angry at an imaginary being or publish books denouncing him? The Christian Faith rests … More The Fearful & the Faithless
Two prisoners have been locked away in this pitch-black underground bunker, a sort of black hole of Calcutta. They have endured weeks of complete and utter darkness. Suddenly, inmate #1 cries, “Look! A light! There’s a light breaking through!” His comrade twists left and right, shouting “Where? Where? I don’t see anything!” Inmate #1 replies, … More Did you See the Gorilla?
What’s the difference between holiness and relevance? For starters, holiness is what followers of Jesus used to value. Relevance is the priority that replaced it. Striving for holiness means the direction of my life is visibly different from most people because my purpose and objectives are godly and eternal. Reaching for relevance means I value the … More The Hole in our Holiness
To many, it seems the world has never been more violent or chaotic than it is today. That’s only because we haven’t been around very long! No doubt, things have been better in previous years. They’ve also been worse. The flu that rocked the USA this winter was unprecedented- except that it wasn’t. In 1918, a … More Short Memories