Category Archives: culture

For the best defense, don’t take offense

Life offers many opportunities to be offended. Try not to take them. Taking offense is a huge expense that can bankrupt relationships and separate friends. The “take offense — get angry — hold resentment” sequence doesn’t make sense. Perhaps we should … Continue reading

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Make political discussions kind again!

The measure of people’s intelligence isn’t how much they agree with you. Politeness is not being a doormat. It’s being powerful enough to be kind even when you don’t feel like it. Compete at something that really matters. Win first place … Continue reading

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Humanity is not just a manatee named Hugh

If someone kills a man to save a child, he is called a hero. However, nowadays, if he kills a gorilla to save a child, he’s harshly criticized. CBS News wrote: “The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo … Continue reading

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Tattoos, Texting, Talk Radio, Polls, Piercings, Social Media, Reality TV & Other Self-Expression

In our contemporary culture of constant, clamoring self-expression (tattoos, texting, talk radio, opinion polls, piercings, social media, reality TV, etc.), there’s no reason Christ-followers shouldn’t courageously and continually express their faith in Christ! I LOVE JESUS! HE’S AWESOME! I WANT TO … Continue reading

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What makes a country free?

When we celebrate freedom (on the 4th of July or other times) it is a good thing to ask:  What makes a country free?  Are we free? Should a country be considered “free” when it’s people, culture, and communities are … Continue reading

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America — is it working?

America, how’s it working? Our American culture trains us to flow unrestrained with our feelings, our sensuality, and our desires. This training, however, releases hateful and evil behavior. For example, last night NBC News reported that 20% of American college … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Accusations of “Hate” to Genuinely Getting Along . . .

If a friend, a relative, or even a stranger, in spite of anatomy, proclaimed his arms to be wings and boldly declared that he is a bird; I’d still be nice to him.  I wouldn’t be mean to him, and … Continue reading

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