The ghost of inevitability has always haunted the Star Wars films. That's true in the stories, where the word "destiny" comes early and often from the lips of the most important characters. But it's also true in the structure and production of the movies themselves. Return of the Jedi ended the original trilogy's story arc [...]
A quick announcement that I've launched a little newsletter. I'll be doing some short form writing in it, as well as sharing stuff I find interesting, life updates, and more (but not much more). Read the first newsletter here and while you're there subscribe.
Josh Hawley, the junior US Senator from Missouri, is waging a small war against Silicon Valley. Twice this summer Hawley has introduced legislation that targets social media corporations' out-sized role in the lives of Americans. His latest bill is perhaps the most straightforward legal challenge to the biggest social media firms yet. The SMART Act [...]
At 18-years-old, in the midst of goofing off with friends and playing a lot of Call of Duty, I discovered that I wanted to work in ministry. After support and confirmation from pastors, mentors, friends, and family, I decided that I needed to go to seminary. Five years later, my goal was the same, but [...]
When it comes to gun control issues, one thing that’s occurred to me is how I wish conservatives had the same kind of relationship with the Second Amendment as they do with the First. Here’s what I mean. With regard to pornography, conservative Christians are unafraid to challenge the supremacy of "free speech." Court opinion [...]
Listen to this post: 1. Pastors are people too! There seems a resilient misconception that pastors are less prone than the rest of us to things like exhaustion, temptation, frustration, and loneliness. I've seen that the opposite is actually closer to the truth. A pastor is especially vulnerable to all these things because of the [...]