June 22, 2017 UnChristian, written by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons, is based on research from an organization called the Barna Group. It is all about looking at Christianity from the outside – really what people who are not Christians think about Christians and Christianity. Needless to say, it is not a flattering picture. This… Continue reading UnChristian

Making the American Man

June 21, 2017 Making the American Man – what an interesting concept and an interesting documentary. Do clothes make the man? What makes a man? Why do I feel like an anti-feminist even thinking about it? Is it important to make things in the U.S. again? The documentary showcases interviews with a surprisingly high number… Continue reading Making the American Man

Healthcare Hell

June 20, 2017 We have now been under the Trump Administration for an unfortunate 6 months, and that includes an unfortunate Republican-majority Congress. Looking on the outside, I think if I were a Trump supporter (I shudder to think) I’d likely be mighty unimpressed by the broken campaign promises, not the least of which is… Continue reading Healthcare Hell

Fighting the Big “C”

June 19, 2017 Cancer – that nasty word nobody wants to ever hear. When you hear it, said about someone you love, the automatic response is absolute dread and a sick feeling in the stomach. What if there was another way to fight it? What if we could stop it before it even begins? Stopping… Continue reading Fighting the Big “C”

President Carter & The Fight for Women’s Rights

By Kristen Johnson I grew up in the Reagan years, so my memories of the Carter Administration are basically non-existent. I was alive when he was President, but too little to remember. However, after reading his book I am most definitely his biggest fan and I think he’s the best President we’ve ever had. Perhaps… Continue reading President Carter & The Fight for Women’s Rights

Supersize, Health, and the Path to Wellness

By Kristen Johnson I finally got around to seeing Supersize Me – a truly nauseating documentary about the fast food industry, and specifically what happens to a person when they subsist on a 30-day McDonald’s-only diet. Morgan Spurlock, the “dieter” in the film, agreed to eat at McDonald’s 3 times a day for 30 days,… Continue reading Supersize, Health, and the Path to Wellness

Lighthouse Relief and the Continuing Struggle to Help Refugees

By Kristen Johnson Lighthouse Relief hit my radar today because of the unique nature of its service to refugees as well as to the environment. It’s a really interesting concept and it seems to be one that is working. This wonderful organization for refugee relief started in 2015 and they operate in Greece, Ritsona, Katsikas and Filippiada… Continue reading Lighthouse Relief and the Continuing Struggle to Help Refugees