slow and steady wins the race

It is an attempt at self-actualization that sometimes pays off and sometimes doesn’t. When I first started publishing my writing, I really didn’t like the idea of referring to it as a blog. I went through a number of phases. I posted one article about a famous musician that was shared a whole bunch and…

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repentance is the cure

On their 1995 record Jesus Freak contemporary Christian music pioneers dc Talk wrote a song called “Colored People” and wooo boy in light of current events is it something. There has been a lot of talk this week about evangelical (for lack of a better term) leaders holding a rally for president Donald J. Trump…

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backwoods nation

Bloodlust often presents itself as patriotism, and we as a country absolutely fucking love it. If you’ve been on the internet in the last few days, you might have noticed that it’s 2003 and everyone is falling in line to send more of our men and women to die in a foreign country based on…

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on america and natural selection (kill the poor)

“When it comes time to pay, just a few weeks after getting a loan, most borrowers find they can’t afford to do so, according to the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As a result, the vast majority of payday loans — 80% — are rolled over or renewed within two weeks. Most loans go to…

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on happiness

All of our efforts to find or create happiness turn up empty because happiness is something that has to find us. One of the most obvious phases that I went through recently was that of being a guy that gardens. Growing up in South Florida as the son of a very Floridian garden mom, it…

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first ever A/D hate mail roundup

For an audience the size of mine (not very big), I get a lot of emails from people who are very mad about how I portray disciples of our president and the party that has welcomed him with open arms. To be fair to almost half of the people in this country, it has been…

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what you believe is inconsequential

As is so often is the case, Christian proselytizing and political colonization worked hand-in-hand to whitewash into submission almost two millennia of native culture. One of the more normal but not actually normal things that I remember doing as a kid was stressing about how many people I talked to about Jesus. The guy was…

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we’re moving backwards

You can’t have progress without science, and that seems to be the point. This week, the Republican majority Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill that will allow students to tell their teachers “that’s not what my mom said” and not be penalized for it. The bill is called the Student Religious Liberties Act and…

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everything is so much more important than you think

I’ve been getting a lot of text messages lately asking if I’m ok. It’s a funny thing to decide that other people should hear the thoughts that exist in your head. I didn’t ask anyone if I should do this, I just kind of started writing thinking that it would be cool to maybe one…

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the christian entertainment industry shouldn’t exist

The notion that an entertainer is ordained to save souls through their craft is a pedestal on which no man can remain, and one on which they probably weren’t fit to be placed to begin with. As a disclaimer, I spent a minute working in the Christian music industry. Additionally, I have many friends who…

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