I enjoy people watching.
It’s not uncommon for me to observe public behaviors of complete and total strangers. I am amazed by how different I am from the people I observe, yet in many ways, I am very much the same.
The other day, while showing my patronage to the Perkins on Riverside with a late breakfast, I had the opportunity to behold a father and his one year old son. The father sat his son in his arms as he carried his boy through the restaurant to peer out the frost bitten window. I assume to calm the inquisitive child as they wait for their food. Read the rest of this entry »
Below is a conversation I had with a couple of my friends via email, Douglas, Edward, and myself (Curt). We are all Christians.
There are two main things we discuss: 1. A general critique of the social and cultural commentary provided on The Gospel Coalition (TGC) blogs and 2. Ideas on how TGC blogs could improve. Read the rest of this entry »
If you read my blog, then you know I am disappointed with our nation’s recent Presidential election. In fact, everything I voted for at a state level didn’t happen either. Disheartened may be the best way to describe what I feel. It baffles me to think that a country disappointed with the status quo voted to keep it. And now, with the democratic process on pause; elected candidates and legislation will steer this country into a future with unknown results. Who knows what will come of this nationwide onslaught of conservatism? Will we be worse off for it? It’s hard for me not to think so. I pray and hope that I am wrong.
However, despite my disappointment and even critique of our Nation’s most recent decisions, I am resolved not to vilify those whom I disagree with. Yes, in a sense ‘my side’ lost, and the other side won. But the very nature of that categorical thinking is exactly what this country does not need to move forward. Read the rest of this entry »
It is 5 days until the 2012 presidential election. By now, I am sure you know who you are going to vote for. So do I.
Like my title states; I am not voting for Obama.
I have no doubt President Obama worked as hard as possible. I also don’t doubt his love for America. He gave it his all and it didn’t work out the way he wanted it to. And that’s okay. It’s one of the reasons why we have a presidential election every four years, to support the candidate you think will do the best job. It’s also one of the reasons that makes America a great country. We don’t serve our President; our President serves us. And sometimes we vote the wrong guy into office. Read the rest of this entry »