Culture · Single Views

so it’s valentine’s day

Well, it’s here. Valentine’s Day, or as many singles prefer to call it – Black Tuesday. It might possibly be the most dreaded day on the entire calendar for singles without a significant other, though it’s really become rather an over-sexualized, consumer-oriented and manipulatively-hyped “holiday.” Me? I try to just to focus on the positive,… Continue reading so it’s valentine’s day

Culture · Her Views · On Being Christian

elections and evangelicals

USA Today recently posted an interesting column called The Truth About Evangelicals. Written by “as left wing a Democrat as they come,” the article generally critiques defining mainstream Evangelicals by their colorful extremes (i.e John Hagee). Joel Hunter, an Orlando megachurch pastor puts it this way: “The media have been too eager to feature a… Continue reading elections and evangelicals

Culture · Her Views · Relationships · Science Says So

update on male birth control

Researchers hail recent “Scientific Advances on Contraceptive for Men,” though they’re still not quite sure they meet the “stringent safety and effectiveness criteria that female methods do.” Also, they’re still not sure men will actually use them. Hmm. Now why do you suppose that is? Let’s review. Women used to have relationship power. Back in… Continue reading update on male birth control

Church Views · Culture · On Being Christian

notes from Q 2011

Q really is pretty unique as far as conferences go. It’s about 4 things: Culture, Future, Church, and Gospel. And it studies our culture’s seven channels of influence: Church, social sector, business, education, government, arts & entertainment, and media. Q’s wide range of speakers address how we as believers can proactively and positively influence our… Continue reading notes from Q 2011

Creativity · Culture · On Being Christian

off to Q

Today I’m traveling to Portland to participate in this year’s “Q” Conference. “Q is a place where innovators, church leaders, social entrepreneurs, and cultural leaders come together to explore the church’s role in positively contributing to culture,” and “collaborate around the biggest questions facing the church today.” You can read about all the topics and… Continue reading off to Q