Time for dialogue

In my election post, I talked about how I think people are tired of the culture wars. It’s time to move past the polarization, time to stop flinging flaming arrows at each other and time to stop beating people over the head with the Bible simply because we may disagree on something. In short, it’s […]

A few thoughts on the election

Now that it’s been a few days since President Obama won reelection and I’m no longer utterly sleep-deprived, I think it’s time for me to write up a few thoughts.  I’m new to the Democratic game, but I’ve been around politics for most of my life. Back in 1992, I did get-out-to-vote calls for George […]

Am I better off today than I was four years ago?

Am I better off now than I was four years ago?  Well, let’s see. At this time four years ago I was living in Hanoi watching the American economy implode while wondering what kind of country I’d be coming home to. Watching as the country inched towards the brink of a meltdown that would have […]

You can never get home again

I went to a homeschool graduation tonight; someone I babysat for many years from the time she was a baby was graduating, which makes me feel incredibly old, though that is somewhat beside the point. Perhaps it was because it was the graduation put on by the homeschool support group that I never much cared […]

The problem with going home a week before I skip the country…

…Is that I have to decide in advance what I want to bring with me, when I still can’t even decide what shoes I should take. So I end up way overpacking for going home, just so I have options to chose from when I’m only intending to bring a single carry-on to go to […]

Pardon me if I seem to be in a bad mood…

…but I’m rather frustrated at the outcome of the North Carolina Amendment One vote. It’s always lovely to see that 61% of the voters in a state think you’re such a threat to civilization that they have to enshrine your inequality in their state constitution. I just love being reminded that I’m a second class […]

John Piper, tornadoes, and the effects of the Fall

John Piper’s blogging about tornadoes again. It’s not the first time he decided to venture into this territory. As a Calvinist, I understand the desire to cling to the belief in the sovereignty of God when disasters happen, but it feels to me like Piper has crossed a line into attributing motive to the almighty […]

On the right side of history and historical blind spots

I think that most of us like to imagine that when we’re faced with the choice of doing what is right, taking a stand on the important issue of our time even when no one around us is standing, that we’ll be on the right side of history. But the reality is that throughout history, […]