Death + Life

There's too much death in the world. That's what I find myself thinking as I look at every social media feed I have, every news notification that pops up on my phone, even in church prayer group emails I receive. There's just too. much. death. I started writing this because of the recent attention the … Continue reading Death + Life

John Crist and the Greater Global Sexual Crisis

Earlier this semester, I wrote an article about Christian comedian John Crist. I've been a big fan of Crist for basically his whole career, ever since I saw him opening for Tim Hawkins online and creating rather edgy satire of American Church culture on YouTube and Instagram. I probably can't even count the times my … Continue reading John Crist and the Greater Global Sexual Crisis

Music. A Scholarship Essay

Music. A Scholarship Essay

The following is adapted from a scholarship essay I wrote on the prompt of "What are you average at and how does the Lake Wobegon Effect (a natural tendency to overestimate one's capabilities and see oneself as better than others. Research psychologists refer to this tendency as self-enhancement bias and have found evidence for its … Continue reading Music. A Scholarship Essay

The Christian Foundation for the Highest Human Ideals

The Christian Foundation for the Highest Human Ideals

The doctrine that we are created in the image of God gives a solid foundation for human freedom and moral significance. We do not have to resort to an irrational upper-story leap [from "fact- based science" to "value-based morality/ethics"]. Given the starting point of a personal God, our own personhood is completely explicable...The Christian worldview … Continue reading The Christian Foundation for the Highest Human Ideals