Why the Nation is Divided 50/50: National Identities and Political Factions

The country vs. city, white vs. black, millennials vs. the rest of the voting population, those who believed we were better off vs. those who felt things have gotten worse, struggling middle class vs. the rest…these are a few of the battle lines drawn between the two parties in the system vying for our attention. … More Why the Nation is Divided 50/50: National Identities and Political Factions

The Porn Papers: counterpoint to Burning Religion thoughts on porn

The attached paper was sent to me by a friend. For reasons obvious, it is under a pseudonym. It provides a counterpoint to my critique of pornography as a dual enslavement (of both the “entertained” and the “entertainer”). I will respond with a counterpoint to the counterpoint, but for now, here is a well documented paper … More The Porn Papers: counterpoint to Burning Religion thoughts on porn

Christians at Burning Man? Isn’t that dangerous?

For those of you, who are worried about people falling into temptation and acting like a bunch of hedonists at Burning Man. Well yes, that does happen to some of the Christians who go to these crazy places. They end up getting stoned, or drinking too much. Typically they rebound, and keep their lives together. … More Christians at Burning Man? Isn’t that dangerous?

Paris, Syria, Russia & Charlie Sheen: a world worried about safety

Paris police raid well over a hundred locations in search of at least two more terrorists from Friday’s attack. The UN calls for European nations to take in Syrian refugees, while the world is told that thousands of trained  jihadists from the Daesh/IS have been smuggled in among the refugees. Russia confirms it was a bomb … More Paris, Syria, Russia & Charlie Sheen: a world worried about safety

Caitlyn Jenner Caught in the Middle: trans, conservative, priviledged

When is enough enough? When is someone enough like their own minority group to be accepted as part of that group? Clarence Thomas and Condoleezza Rice have been called sell outs, or Uncle Toms, because a person can’t be Republican and Black in some circles…apparently. Now Caitlyn Jenner is met with protests everywhere, because she … More Caitlyn Jenner Caught in the Middle: trans, conservative, priviledged

WSJ opinion post gets it wrong about Mark Driscoll

In the 80’s, misappropriation of funds, and sexual misconduct brought down the Jimmies (Bakker and Swaggert). In the 2010’s, Mark Driscoll has become the latest falling star of Evangelical Christianity. Like his predecessors before him, he has made the secular as well as the religious news. So a few short hours ago the Wall Street … More WSJ opinion post gets it wrong about Mark Driscoll

Purity Balls, Mark Driscoll and a Hermeneutic of the Obscene

I am on a temporary reprieve from editing extremely dry law work. I am going to write this continuation of my thoughts on the hermeneutics of the erotic in a free flowing, rambling train of thought. Please do not hold me to these things too firmly. I may have lost my wits and sent them … More Purity Balls, Mark Driscoll and a Hermeneutic of the Obscene

When the Erotic and the Prophetic Collide: Green Man, sonnet #42

The Bible is filled with erotic stories, erotic poetry, and even erotic prophetic imagery. The stories range from the criminal (the rape and murder of the Levite’s concubine, David’s adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband), to the obscene (Lot’s daughters having sex with their drunken father, the member of the Corinthian Church … More When the Erotic and the Prophetic Collide: Green Man, sonnet #42