Category Archives: Cultural Observations

Hillbilly Elegy (Book Review)

It’s eluding my memory at this point.  Perhaps it was while reading an online essay at The American Conservative when I first heard of J.D. Vance’s book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (HE).  What … Continue reading

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Can the Religious Right Be Saved?

Word is quickly spreading that Russell Moore just “killed it” last week when he presented the 29th annual Erasmus Lecture, sponsored by First Things (published by the Institute on Religion and Public Life).  Moore is the President of the Ethics … Continue reading

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The Stories We Tell (Book Review)

People love stories.  Radio shows and podcasts that feature original storytelling remain popular year after year.  The industries of television and movies have tremendously evolved over decades.  We don’t ever seem to get bored of them.  Well, maybe.  But not … Continue reading

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Popologetics (Book Review)

I grew up in the 1980s, which was a glorious decade for popular culture.  Maybe not the most faith-friendly era, but for 80s kids who grew up in the church, there were a lot of fun entertainments that shaped us.  … Continue reading

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The Real Story Behind Roe v. Wade

Once again our nation is thinking about abortion.  This is a very good thing because, if abortion is the willful terminating of an innocent human life, then it is a ghastly evil that we should not tolerate as a modern … Continue reading

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The Story of Love

This is a sermon on Revelation 19:1-10.  Download sermon outline/commentary and audio. All heaven praises the Lord for his righteous judgment of immoral seducers and corrupt persecutors of his faithful Bride. In reply, the Bride (Christ’s Church) must join heaven … Continue reading

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The Next Story (Book Review)

“Luddite.  Broadly, one who is opposed to especially technological change.”  According to Merriam-Webster, this is not me.  But my kids, their friends, and even some of their parents think I am.  Why?  Because I (along with my wife) am concerned … Continue reading

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