I’ve written on modesty culture a couple of times before, but I’m always fascinated that the argument persists, despite the fact that historically, the standard of modesty has never, ever remained the same. For example, in 1921, Louise Rosine, a writer from California, was arrested in Atlantic City for showing her bare knees on a […]
Why is our enthusiasm for new technological solutions to societal problems undampened by previous failures?. Maybeit’s because the underlying belief that technology will save us is so seductive. And the search for a silver bullet is extremely comforting in that it allows us to put off reckoning with the problems we’re unwilling to confront (often because we caused them ourselves) until some new technology makes such a reckoning unnecessary.
I’m 4th generation Lutheran. My mother was Lutheran and my father is Baptist. Mom won. Although the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is one of the largest mainline protestant churches in the USA, Lutheran congregations generally aren’t massive. The church I grew up in probably had a membership in the 100’s and an average Sunday […]
Some of them are really really crappy Jesus cover bands. But if you decide to give church another chance, try and appreciate it for what it is.
#RayRice is one of the most popular trends on Twitter today. Each time somebody watches the video, Janay Rice-Palmer loses a little bit of her humanness.
When everyone wasn’t yelling at each other, appropriate conversations would typically consist of comparing eating disorders, relapses, and suicide attempts over breakfast. But in the first 24 hours in the Psych Ward I learned I have the ability to pick myself back up again.