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Sexual Puritans in an R-Rated Culture

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in America, Culture, Culture War, Dan Savage, Homepage, Homosexuality, Pop Culture, Power, Sex | 2 comments

As you probably know, Christian and I interviewed Dan Savage on our most recent episode of Drunk Ex-Pastors. For those not familiar, Dan...

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All the World’s a Stage Office

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Coffee, Culture, Homepage, Starbucks, Technology, Work | 2 comments

Those who go to Starbucks regularly (as I do) surely know that they can be obsessed with creating a mood, a vibe, an overall feel for the...

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Trans-Jenner

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Caitlyn Jenner, Culture, God, Homepage, Humanity, Love, Pop Culture, Sex, Sports | 10 comments

I realize Caitlyn Jenner has been discussed ad nauseam by this point, but I would like to weigh in from a slightly different angle. I...

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Fake Plastic Selves

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Culture, G.K. Chesterton, God, Homepage, Humanity, Masks, Power, Protest, Questioning Authority, Rebellion, Thomas Merton, Worldviews | 19 comments

One of the most unfortunate phrases in the English language is “He’s only human.” The assumption lurking behind it is...

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Of Mysticism Sacred and Secular

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Catholic Church, Culture, God, Homepage, Humanity, Love, Miracles, Mysticism, Worldviews | 18 comments

I was recently watching HBO’s new documentary on Scientology,¬†Going Clear, and was astounded at how so many wealthy, powerful, and...

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“Now I’m Just Turning Tricks….”

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Culture, Homepage, Humanity, Masks, Money, Music, Pop Culture | 7 comments

I have been a fan of Bright Eyes, and of their lead singer/songwriter Conor Oberst, for a little over a decade. Despite his being a bit...

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