Extremes sell. Conflict sells. Division creates interest. When I studied English Literature at the University of Oklahoma, we learned a lot about the movements of a story. The story arc creates a good story, by not neglecting some essential elements: Late last year, I started writing my first novel. It caused me to remember someContinue reading “You Represent the Middle, and You’re Not Alone”
Tag Archives: Community
The Five Most Important People in Your Life
It’s been said that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. If that’s true at all, shouldn’t we be careful who those people are?
Would You Rent a Friend?
Did you know you can rent a friend now? A few months ago, I came across this website, Rentafriend.com. In addition to events that you might hire a friend for such as fun outings, activities and even dates for things like proms and weddings, they are encouraging “Virtual Friend Services” in order to comply with local Covid restrictions you might have in your area. So, you can pay people to hang out with you online and in person.
A Call to Action, Not Activism
Our world is filled with calls to action. Many people seem to have the perfect idea of how to solve all the world’s problems. We are called to change for social and racial injustice. We are called to change to prevent a climate catastrophe. What many of these calls have in common is they seek to generalize the problem in order to bring the problem into the lives of everyone. These problems are something we should all care about.
Christianity and Mental Health
Mental health problems are common, but some people still hesitate to get the help they need.
Doesn’t the Bible Say ‘Don’t Judge’?
To be judged is to be told you are at fault and that you are “wrong”. This is something no one enjoys.
The Church – a Hospital for Sinners?
The Church is God’s Place for the healing of the broken hearted, not a weekend performance.
The Danger of Distance
Why do I think I can solve the world’s problems when I won’t even try to solve the problems in my community.
Mass Shootings are Evil
Mass shootings are one expression of evil in our society today. This evil impacts the lives of all involved. We can help fight it or contribute to it.
This is not a post primarily about Covid, lockdowns and political decisions. It is a post about the impact of those decisions and others on a society. One definition of a society is “The totality of people regarded as forming a community of interdependent individuals.” There are a couple of key words in that definition,Continue reading “No Community”