September 17, 2017 They Call Us Monsters. It’s a documentary about juvenile offenders and it’s shocking, to say the very least. How have we failed these young people so miserably? Why is society so willing to lock them up and throw away the key? The film looks at the lives of several young boys who… Continue reading Juvenile (In)Justice
September 3, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump promised repeatedly throughout his campaign that he would revive the coal industry, billing himself as the “last shot for the miners.” And in traditional mining areas—think parts of West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania—Trump defeated rival Hillary Clinton by large margins. But policymakers on both sides of the aisle say… Continue reading Coal Chaos
August 20, 2017 A man goes to prison for murder. He is convicted and sentenced to the death penalty. Roughly 2 days before he is to be executed, he is exonerated and set free because a group of Journalism students and their professor break the case open and implicate someone else. Makes for a great… Continue reading Shady Journalism, The Death Penalty, and Justice for All
August 12, 2017 Healthcare in the U.S. is a mess, and it’s likely due simply to politicians and the almighty buck. The insurance companies need to make more and more, and the politicians need to protect their crony lobbyists. We made so much progress 7 years ago under the Affordable Care Act, and it’s depressing… Continue reading Is Canadian Healthcare the Answer?
August 10, 2017 I was a young adult when Timothy McVeigh bombed the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, OK. I recall thinking that it was the worst thing I’d ever heard of, and that the bomber or bombers must be completely evil, and how could this happen? The unfortunate truth is that much worse was… Continue reading Lessons from Oklahoma City
August 9, 2017 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NRSV): give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. It’s hard to be thankful when everything hurts, when your back aches, and you just feel old. But, meeting the day with gratitude, each and every day, is what is required… Continue reading Are We Old Yet?
August 8, 2017 I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, but Normal Geisler and Frank Turek, is a comprehensive approach to “proving” that Christianity is the truth. I really enjoyed it. It’s very detailed, and although I didn’t agree with all the author’s conclusions, it was very interesting and informative. The basic premise… Continue reading I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist