Category Archives: Culture

Politics and Relevancy

Should Christians play a part in politics? If so how? Indeed, the way Christians respond to this question may reflect whether or not they are relevant in today’s society and in what way. Firstly, I do believe that Christians have a vital role in contributing to the American process of Democracy. I remember pledging many […]

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Some thoughts on The Golden Compass

I’ve been looking forward to the debut of a movie called The Golden Compass since I saw the previews in August, so last weekend I read the book on which the movie is based. I enjoyed it. Quite a bit. It’s a well-written, highly creative, and engaging story. I could barely put it down. There […]

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Black on Black Crime

Today, I listened while someone read an editorial from Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe.  In it, Jacoby lists out the brutally convicting statistics about black on black crime.  In particular, I was struck by a quote made by Jesse Jackson in 1993, “There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than […]

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Everyone is Lonely

<strong>John</strong>, who organizes church socials, sees people come and go while the depth of relationships stays shallow.  <strong>Judy</strong> can’t seem to find people to hang out with at all.  <strong>Mike</strong> can’t seem to get past the cultural differences that he’s facing with the people around him. <em>Everyone I know is looking to belong</em> and yet […]

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Black Flight

“Black Flight is changing the way our cities look! This has serious implications for those of us with Here’s Life Inner City, or for that matter, any inner city organization. I would hope that we take notice, because not only will it affect who we do ministry with, but also where we do it. If […]

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Cool Somewhere

Well, I haven’t been exactly faithful at this blog writing thing, but recently I came up with a noteworthy theory; and I thought my blog would be a good place to put it. My theory is that everything is cool somewhere. No, I’m not talking about the weather. Let me try to make sense of […]

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