Category: Pop Culture

  • Quote of the Week: C.S. Lewis

      “He (Satan) always sends errors into the world in pairs – pairs of opposites. And he always encourages us to spend a lot of time thinking which is the worst. You see why, of course? He relies on your extra dislike of the one error to draw you gradually into the opposite one. But […]

  • The Gospel According To Merle Haggard

      “It’s almost embarrassing to know that the Lord cares that much for me, but I’m going to shout it to the world.” -Merle Haggard, 2012 Like his late friend Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard had a questionable past and a complicated “present tense” throughout his career. As we learned from the lyrics of his famous song […]

  • Quote of the Week: Bob Weir

          “I haven’t put a lot of thought into my legacy. I’m not proud of anything. If I’m proud of something, I have to take a good look at myself for being proud. I don’t trust pride.” -Bob Weir  

  • Ackbar’s Eleven: A Star Wars Heist

      If you’re a fan of Star Wars and Ocean’s Eleven, this will be the greatest five minutes of your entire life. George Clooney as Admiral Ackbar? Brad Pitt as Crix Madine and his pre-hipster era groundbreaking haircut? You’re welcome, planet earth.  

  • Top Ten: Life Lessons I Learned Growing Up With David Letterman

    I grew up on 1980’s television. That means I’ve earned a Masters Level education in Magnum P.I., Cheers, The A-Team, and David Letterman. Chances are, if you survived the 80’s and 90’s, you also spent a lot of time watching Letterman and Paul Shaffer reinvent the “Late Night” genre on TV. It was weird, funny, and […]

  • Leadership, Seattle Seahawks Style #TooSoon?

    The New England Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX. The game ended on an interception, while the Seattle Seahawks had the ball on the 1 yard line as the clock was winding down. Oh, and they also had a guy named Marshawn Lynch. It is considered the worst play call in Super Bowl history. As Western Civilization […]

  • General George S. Patton’s Gospel: Always Move Forward

    In times of war, soldiers traditionally have reinforced their positions by digging in the ground to provide cover from the eyes and aim of their enemies. Sometimes they dig holes, large enough for 1-3 men, commonly referred to as “foxholes.” Other times a network of interconnected bunkers and trenches are dug out and reinforced with […]

  • 9/11: I Remember it Well

    I remember 9/11 as clear as if it happened yesterday. I remember driving in to seminary that morning, listening to the morning show going on and on about the drunken antics that were being reported by then president George W. Bush’s daughters. They were becoming tabloid regulars at the time. I remember being in Greek […]

  • Quote of the Week: Bill Parcells

    “Losers assemble in little groups, and complain about the coaches and the players in other little groups… but winners assemble as a team.” -Bills Parcells NFL Hall of Fame Speech 8/3/13   For other “Quote of the Week” entries, CLICK HERE