why is college so expensive?

College is expensive, and student loans are the worst. I know these are controversial positions, but I like to live on the edge. In 2001, I got married and my wife and I got our first post-college jobs. I made around $18,000 a year (part-time). She made slightly more as a nurse.  We also had … Continue reading why is college so expensive?

an evangelical’s case against trump

**This is my third post related to Trump and the 2020 election. The previous two posts can be found here and here.** What are we doing when we vote? I find myself asking that question as I try to write this third and final post about Trump. People will answer this question in so many … Continue reading an evangelical’s case against trump

an evangelical’s case for trump

(This is part 2 of 3 posts dedicated to the question of Donald Trump. You can read the first post here.) Before making an evangelical’s case for Donald Trump, I first need to talk about Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky is a third-year quarterback for the Chicago Bears out of the University of North Carolina. To say … Continue reading an evangelical’s case for trump

so…about trump

Give Donald Trump credit. Has anyone in recent memory so thoroughly captured our collective imagination? You’d be hard pressed to find any adult who would admit that they just haven’t given him much thought. Love him or hate him, virtually everyone has an opinion – and usually a strong one – about him. You might … Continue reading so…about trump

digital minimalism

According to Common Sense Media, around half of American teenagers feel addicted to their mobile devices. About 28% of teens feel their parents are addicted to their mobile devices. According to Adam Alter's book Irresistible, there were 280 million smartphone addicts worldwide in 2015. That would amount to the fourth most populous country in the world. Alter … Continue reading digital minimalism

#holocaust

Before reading any further, I need you to do the following... Go to Instagram. Type "Berlin Holocaust Memorial" in the search bar. Find some cords and make yourself a whip. Most of us know the story of Jesus driving the money-changers out of the Temple. The money-changers were grifters. They were officially sanctioned scam-artists ripping … Continue reading #holocaust

silicon valley’s frankensteins

There is a critical scene in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein that has Frankenstein's monster hiding in a hovel adjoining an out-of-the-way cottage. A hovel is an appropriately chosen abode for the monster. The image of a hovel brings to mind a solitary and wretched existence. "Wretch" is a favorite word of Shelley's. She uses it 38 … Continue reading silicon valley’s frankensteins