Another new post series I’ve had in mind has been this: Bible Time with Owl City. Because Owl City. Since Owl City (i.e. Adam Young, the sole songwriter and singer) is a Christian and has made that perfectly clear, and some of his songs are either explicitly or implicitly founded on his faith, his material seems perfect for … Continue reading "Bible Time with Owl City: Bombshell Blonde"
I spent quite some time this morning working on my last blog post, and the moment I shared it on Facebook I noticed something else in my newsfeed. There was #MarriageEquality, and within moments the message was clear: after all this time and to absolutely no one’s surprise, the United States Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is … Continue reading "An Obligatory Post in Response to the Legalization of Gay Marriage"
Last Saturday night was date night for my lovely wife and me. Since our baby Nathan is old enough to stay with his grandmother for a few hours these days, we could go out for dinner and a movie for the first time in forever. What movie did we see? Cinderella. And I will admit to the face-palming of … Continue reading "Reflections on Cinderella"
If you have any idea what this post is about by the title, you deserve a prize. I doubt the connection between the items is at all obvious, unless maybe you’ve recently given them each good thought. But there is a connection, and one that concerns me. To put it as concisely as possible, the … Continue reading "The Hunger Games, Amos, and American Christianity"
Sophie and Lacy Meet Sophie. She’s wearing a floor-length dress to school every day. Her bathing suit of choice is a burkini. She never goes out with her friends, but instead stays home to sew, clean, cook, and tend to her father and brothers. She also doesn’t date; she is arranged to marry a hardworking lumberjack … Continue reading "Trying to Figure Out Modesty"
Every time you see a porta-potty, you think of the TARDIS. Every time you hear “Don’t blink,” you think of Weeping Angels. You think the opposite of YOLO is Rory Williams. You’ve said “wibbley wobbley” since you were 8. You’ve ever said “timey wimey.” Hearing the word “regenerate” makes you both excited and depressed. You … Continue reading "You Might Be a Whovian If…"
A billion people I know love The Walking Dead. Mind you, I sometimes wonder why, but to each his own. Because of this, at one point I decided to try The Walking Dead and see if the show is good. I came away enjoying some of the story (which doesn’t say much since I can enjoy almost any … Continue reading "We Are the Walking Dead (And Good Men Shoot Walkers)"