McDonalds, Benevolent Dictators and World Peace

‘Countries with McDonald’s within their borders do not go to war with other countries with McDonalds within their borders.’ – and other things that are no longer true.

Increased Tribalism is Not the Answer

Red vs Blue.
Divisions by race, gender, education, or vaccination status. Are you in my tribe, or are you against me. This is no way to live.

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl R. Trueman – Book Review

This book is one of the most thorough examinations of the changes we see in society and the contributing factors that helped define our modern world.

Around the World in (More Than) 80 Days by Larry Alex Taunton – Book Review

In this book, Mr. Taunton sets out to answer that question. If the many people who had promised to move to another country to flee the problems and oppression of America had actually left, where would they go? Over the course of about 3 months, the author travels to 26 different countries around the world and seeks to evaluate each of these countries by the same standards those who are critical of America would use of the US. The big question is simple, if America isn’t great, is there actually a better alternative out there, especially for Americans?

The Other Worldview by Peter Jones – Book Review

Dr. Peter Jones’ book, The Other Worldview: Exposing Christianity’s Greatest Threat, is aptly titled. Christians around the world have no difficulty recognizing that something is wrong in the world and identifying that there seems to be a shift away from Christianity and its values, but it is often very difficult to narrow down what are the real issues causing this shift. In this landmark title, Dr. Jones is able to show the history and evolution of the thought that is creating these shifts in society.

Masks, the Fidget Spinners of 2020

Masks have become the new “thing” that people buy. People have obviously started buying more masks even though the ones they have are still usable. Masks are now a way to express their individuality or uniqueness in the same way some other things have been.

Protect the Unprotected

There are a lot of arguments these days about what is the proper response to the Covid-19 crisis. Lockdown, stay open, wear a mask, don’t wear a mask, your work is essential, mine is not. Many of these have been boiled down to short, marketable anecdotes: “Flatten the Curve”, “Stay home, save lives”, “Be aContinue reading “Protect the Unprotected”

Who is that masked man…or woman?

To mask or not to mask, that is not my question. Rather my question is, what impact is wearing masks having on the way we relate to each other in society today? If you are like me, you’ve gone out to a store and had any number of uncomfortable encounters with other mask wearers. YouContinue reading “Who is that masked man…or woman?”