This post is about two organizations I never joined: Invisible Children and the International House of Prayer, and their unfortunate circumstances– narratives that took some ugly turns. Invisible Children It was in 2006 (or something). Lanny calls me to see … Continue reading Two Groups I Never Joined: Invisible Children and IHOP
Maybe. I’m currently in the middle of some heavy paper writing. I decided to clean up an old draft from a FB conversation… …on the topic of Hell. 1) I think less about Hell than I do about evolution. So, … Continue reading On the Topics of Hell and Sin: Am I too Liberal?
Carrie Tweets: Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight… 1 Peter 2:1-25 — Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) December 7, 2013 The internet responds: I mean, I am staunchly opposed to cyber-bullying of all sorts, … Continue reading Leave Carrie Alone!.. (All Kidding Aside, Who Cares?)
… that’s not entirely true. And in that regard, I’m actually more afraid of the Christians. The truth is my beliefs change and grow all the time. Now is as good a time as any to be able to write … Continue reading I’m Not Afraid to Say What I Believe.. LoL
Now a days, I find it almost impossible to completely agree with someone. Human beings are just too complex– so, just because I raise one issue with Anita Sarkeesian’s latest video, does not mean that I think she should stop … Continue reading Ms. Male Character and the “Creation Myth:” Did Anita Sarkeesian have to go there?
I’ve found my way onto the email lists of UCSF, Cal, and Stanford faith groups, in addition to UCSC. I received an E-Mail from my Stanford brother, Kassa. He writes: Hello IV, Look out your window this very moment (if … Continue reading Consider the Philippines: a Mass E-Mail to a Stanford Faith Community
So, painting your face black, brown, yellow, or red is never ok. Such is demonstrated from to reaction to Korean pop star, G Dragon, for painting his face black. It’s not ok when done for fashion or artistic expression as … Continue reading Dressing Up Like Jesus: Cultural Appropriation?
“Mullah: We Beat Women to Honor Them,” titles youtube video with unconfirmed captions. A friend asks: Will my Muslim friends please weigh in on this? How pervasive are these ideas? There are similarly distressing ideas in the Bible. Will my … Continue reading The Clash and Synthesis of Free Thinking and Religion
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We drove down listening to a radio station called, “Songs You Remember.” Not so sure why we were into the Backstreet Boys back then, probably b/c everyone else was. At the end of… Continue reading Terminal Degree Working for the Monterey Jazz Fest Press Office
Imagine you are Chiang Kai-Shek, the Japanese are attacking, but you don’t want to forget the internal war against the Communists. Now, you aren’t perfect yourself, but these circumstances may be screwing you over, regardless of whether it’s your fault … Continue reading Blurred Lines: Is Slut-Shaming the True Enemy?