Honoring the King Legacy; Refusing to Ignore Injustice

January 15, 2018 I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. (Martin Luther King, Jr.) Today, we celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on just the quote above, he’s a better human being than I am. I’ve lived through a whole lot of Administrations in… Continue reading Honoring the King Legacy; Refusing to Ignore Injustice

Age of Consequences

January 7, 2018 Age of Consequences is a documentary that details the consequences of climate change from a purely national security viewpoint. I was stunned to see expert after expert from high-high up in the military discussing the consequences of climate change, how it affects global unrest and security, and how we in the U.S.… Continue reading Age of Consequences

That Great Coal Nightmare

January 5, 2018 Donald Trump’s promise to bring back coal jobs and coal plants, his recent rescinding of the Paris Agreement, and his moves to rollback clean water rules are disheartening to say the least. However, after watching the documentary From the Ashes, I do find some glimmers of hope.  The film is mostly about… Continue reading That Great Coal Nightmare

Chronic Pain Issues

January 4, 2018 As one who knows people who deal with “chronic pain,” I watched the documentary Dr. Feelgood with really conflicting emotions. It’s about Dr. Hurwitz, who was convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison (later reduced significantly) for overprescribing painkillers.  The trouble is that there are really and truly people out there… Continue reading Chronic Pain Issues

Bible History, Church History, and Ancient Times

January 3, 2018 Although reading about the history of the Bible and Biblical figures is certainly not helping my anxiety about questions about my faith……it is nevertheless fascinating. It’s also really important not to hide from the truth. Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan, is an absolute must-read for believers… Continue reading Bible History, Church History, and Ancient Times

Hong Kong Youth, Resistance, and the Fight for Freedom

January 2, 2018 If you choose to watch only one documentary this year, let it be Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower. Get ready to be utterly inspired. Get ready to believe in the world again – specifically, to believe in young people again.  Joshua Wong is a teenager living in Hong Kong. At the very young… Continue reading Hong Kong Youth, Resistance, and the Fight for Freedom