Easily Influenced

I am easily influenced by what I watch on TV. Watching Happy Days made me want to wear a black leather jacket. Watching The Andy Griffith Show made me want to be a small town sheriff. Watching Magnum PI made me want to be a private investigator in Hawaii. Watching The Dukes of Hazzard made […]

Have You Hugged a Zombie Today?

Last fall, because of the Twitter buzz among my friends, I started watching The Walking Dead on AMC. This was a completely new genre for me. I can count on both hands the number of horror films I’ve watched from beginning to end. When I was kid I went to the movies with a friend […]

Craig Ferguson Speaks From the Heart

It’s several years old now, but I still love this video from Craig Ferguson.

Why I Wish Charlie Sheen Would Shut Up

He’s a loathsome, offensive brute. Yet we can’t look away. Oh the grandiosity. The pomposity. The insanity. Charlie Sheen has our attention and we feel guilty for watching, but we can’t stop. Can you believe what he’s saying? He thinks he’s different. That the same rules that apply to the rest of us don’t apply […]

What Should I Do?

I’m fascinated by LeBron James’ latest Nike commercial. “The Decision” was a mistake. I take the very existence of this commercial as an admission of such, even if James never explicitly says so in the ad. I hated that ESPN aired “The Decision” and I hate that I watched it. Where an athlete like LeBron […]

Lost in Thought

I stayed up late last night watching it and woke up early this morning thinking about it. Of course I’m talking about the Lost finale. If you’re not a Lostie then you can stop reading now. If you haven’t seen the finale yet, you probably ought to bookmark this post and move on as well. […]

Dwight Schrute on the Resurrection

Yesterday, I had someone tell me that part of my teaching reminded her of Dwight Schrute. While not intended to be done in the Schrute-ian style, I can see why she made the connection. See if you can picture Dwight saying this to the camera. Let’s say you and I get in a fight.And you […]

Some Things I’m Enjoying These Days

Here’s a rundown of some of my favorite things these days. Music: Kings of LeonTV: Community, Flash Forward, Fringe, House, and The Office.Food: Torchy’s Tacos, Shady Grove, and Star Co. Coffee.Books: My Kindle, The Tangible Kingdom, and The Golden City.Workout: Bikram Yoga, Crossfit

The Narcissism Epidemic

I recently worked through Jean Twenge’s Generation Me. (Thanks to Scot McKnight for the recommendation.) To quote the subtitle, it explains “why today’s young Americans are more confident, assertive, entitled–and more miserable than ever before.” It was a great read and the information in it has a huge impact on how somebody like me goes […]

UnChristian: Antihomosexual?

Check out this interview with David Kinnaman, author of unChristian, over at New Wineskins. At the bottom of the interview, you can find links to several teachings I’ve recently done that are based on the research in the book. The series is still in progress. My favorite so far has been They Say We’re Antihomosexual.