The Minimum Wage Debate and the Little Secret…

There’s a little secret about the minimum wage that neither side seems to be talking about. I’m not delving into the debate itself–I believe it should be between the employee and the employer, and that benefits should stay benefits, rather that requirements. But all that aside… Have you noticed, as the movement has spread across […]

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Introducing Salina Solomon…

Sometimes when stumbling around Twitter, you come across someone and despite the preponderance of political rants and celebrity gossip nonsense, you have a pleasant exchange…with a real person. You know, the way social media used to be, once upon a time. And that, my friends, is exactly what happened this weekend. I ended up following […]

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Consequences…

With the kids, I’ve always tried to talk to them in terms of consequences, rather than punishment…more so in the younger two as I’ve learned along the way. But the weird thing is seeing this play over and over in adult life…or even more so, in business. We’re currently in the midst of watching the […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Legacy…

In the next post on the series from Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel we look at the legacy of Dr. King, and what is was about the man and his words that is so starkly different from other civil rights leaders then (and now)? The author makes an argument that he spoke much […]

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The Church and Social Justice…

Two quick points before I dive into the next in the posts inspired by Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel by Russell Moore: 1. In prepping for this, realized I’d written on a similar topic almost 5 years ago. This dovetails quite nicely. 2. The term ‘social justice’ is one often quietly shunned by Christians…I […]

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Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel

I’d initially received this book from B&H Publishing last year…in July. But it was unsolicited, which confused me immensely, so I didn’t immediately dig into it. But now that I have, I’m hooked on not just the book, but what the author is writing. In the coming days/weeks, I’ll highlight other thoughts from the book, combining […]

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Open Letter to the Carrie Fisher Body-Shamers…

Saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens tonight for my oldest son’s birthday…so much better than I expected. But after having read articles about some of the body-shaming comments toward Carrie Fisher, I have some of my own comments for (and about) these people. First, were you even watching the same movie? I thought she looked fantastic. You […]

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The Six Degrees of Separation: Christmas 2015 Edition

For those unfamiliar with the phrase, ‘six degrees of separation’ refers to a theory that every person is connected to any other person by six degrees/connections or less. I’m wary, for good reason, for getting what seem random Facebook friend requests. I normally look extensively at the profile before accepting, and one I received today […]

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Preview: Liporidex NRG

Disclaimer: yes, I received product to do the review, but the product itself has no bearing on the review. (Wouldn’t make it much a review, then, would it?) I was initially contacted by Liporidex via twitter, and to be honest, I wasn’t initially interested in their products, much less doing a review. So what did […]

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Christmas and Christians…

My all-time favorite Christmas album is Trans Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Eve and Other Stories. Musically, it’s an amazing album in its own right. But it’s also a concept album, where the album tells a story…in this case, if you pay attention to the lyrics, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll be tearing up by the […]

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