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You’ll Be Just Fine … Just Don’t Believe the Hype

As a self-proclaimed cultural observer, I keep an eye and an ear open to art and music. You can learn much about a culture by its art, especially from popular music. Sadly, in recent years, popular music has become an arid wasteland, especially on the lyrical front. I won’t name names because that would probably … Continue reading You’ll Be Just Fine … Just Don’t Believe the Hype

‘Christian,’ An Atheist-Anarchist from Athens

I met Christian in a refugee squat house in the Exarcheia neighborhood of Athens during a recent mission trip to Greece. When I introduced myself, he simply replied “Christian.” He had already expressed some skepticism toward us, so the moment was a bit tense. In that split second, I couldn’t tell if the word “Christian” … Continue reading ‘Christian,’ An Atheist-Anarchist from Athens

Jonathan goes to College: Loosening the grip without letting go

Last weekend brought a significant transition for my family. Kimberly and I helped our one and only child, Jonathan, move into his dorm at Mississippi State University to begin his freshman year of college. The day was awash with emotions. Some of the emotions were to be expected, others caught me entirely off guard. And … Continue reading Jonathan goes to College: Loosening the grip without letting go