Love and Mercy: Brian Wilson Film

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While most are raving (or perhaps not) about the new Star Wars film, which I did finally see last night, I am currently raving about another film that I saw this week: Love and Mercy. It’s a film about the troubled life and musical genius of Brian Wilson, one of the founding members of the Beach Boys. Continue reading

Lions, Tigers & Guns, Oh My!


Two mass shootings took place yesterday (December 3, 2015). One was in San Bernardino, California; the other in Savannah, Georgia. Only the former would be classified as a mass killing, as the latter one had one woman die and three injured (still more than should be).

The Washington Post notes how we now have had 355 mass shootings in the span of 336 calendar days in 2015. I’m not sure we can really fathom the reality here. It’s beyond getting my head around.

I want to point you to the thoughts of Clint Schnekloth, pastor of a Lutheran church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He had something interesting to bring up, something many folk won’t in the verbiage vitriol on both sides of gun rights: Continue reading

That Holiday We’re Not So Sure About

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Christians have deliberated on the value of Halloween for decades on end. No doubt, many Christians would rather decline an invitation to dress-up in a costume and march around the neighborhood, all with the intent of speaking the infamous words, “Trick or Treat,” at each door knocked upon.

So, is Halloween harmful, even evil? Or is it just a simple ploy to get some free candy? I mean, can’t we just dress up as clowns or firemen (or Bible characters) in our attempt to collect some complimentary candy? Continue reading