Dream Weddings and Our Search for Wholeness

What we are looking for on our wedding day, and what can seem elusive in marriage, is a sense of being complete and full.

A Dialogue with Death

Dystopian stories must be told because when humanity tries to create Eden, Death follows.

Blockbuster Revelations: Disaster, Apocalypse, and Other Ways Film Tries to Fix Our World

What need within us is served by watching our society crumble beneath our protagonists’ feet, if not one that is cruel, even sadistic, in nature?

Dystopian Protagonists and the Pursuit of Greatness

All this focus on personal greatness has its drawbacks.

A Biased Father and His Not-So-Cursed Child

If utopia is to be found by separating the good from the bad, we need someone with an objective view to do the sorting.

Waiting for Gotham: Utopian Yearning in The Dark Knight Trilogy

We need these very human stories about what it means to long for hope in a dark world.

Wanderlust and Our Search for Utopia

Wanderlust redeemed is a hunger for Heaven.

The Kingdom Is Like a T-Ball Game

T-ball, in many ways, is the portal into proverbial joy or into a life of overbearing demand.

Game Nights Filled with Family, Fun, and Fellowship

Regular installments of game night illustrate our family values of teamwork, togetherness, and joy.

Changing the Metaphors of Politics

Culture is a thing to be cultivated, not conquered. Let’s change our political metaphors.

When Jerry Hugged Larry: Throwing Down Our Weapons in a War of Unpopular Ideas

Censorship is great—as long as you’re the one holding the Sharpie in the culture war.

The Bad Neighbor: Presidential Discourse and Christian Witness in the Age of Trump

Unlike the Good Neighbor mandate from FDR, Trump’s political discourse on America is motivated by insecurity.

Fun Is the First Rule of Karaoke

Singing at the All Ages Karaoke Night at Danny’s on Douglas, I was given a glimpse of this kingdom where we are bound to each other and to God.

The Life and End Times of the Apocalypse

Both The Leftovers and Left Behind may be mere entertainment, but they nonetheless expertly play into the fears of what a less-populated world would entail.

False Promises of the Security Gospel

God hasn’t promised us perfect safety here on earth, but if you believe He has, you will have to question His character when it vanishes.

Something Brew(ing) under the Sun

The strong winds of craft beer are blowing culturally and commercially in a fresh direction, even within the church.