Finding-My-Best-Life-2019, General

Responding to tragedy as a non-theist

Back when I considered myself a Christian, I never had much difficulty in finding a way to respond to tragic events, or evil in the world. There were multitudes of theological formulae that could help bring comfort to a situation that felt hopeless. We would talk of how no matter how bleak things looked, Jesus […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Commercial Easter

My friend Wes recently posted a great article on his thoughts about the commercialization of Easter. I’d highly encourage everyone to go check it out. Today when chatting with him we were both lamenting about a new trend that we’ve been noticing; MASSIVE Easter egg hunts at mega churches. Lately around the metro I’ve been […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

Starbucks red cup

OK people, let’s take a step back and look at the stupidity that is the Starbucks Christmas cup controversy. If you haven’t heard, there is a vocal sub-section of people who are infuriated that, because Starbucks didn’t cover their coffee cups in cute little drawings of holiday themed art, that it means that they’ve deiced […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

St. Francis and Creflo Dollar

I want to share one of the photos I took from this weekend on its own today. This one in particular is unique in that it is a statute on the arboretum grounds, and not covered in plants. Below is a shot of a St. Francis of Assisi, in a post where he is communing […]

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