Archive for April 2008
Jesus, These People Are Scary
<![CDATA[Umm. Yeah… wow. So there are times when I feel like I’m starting to progress in my artistic and leadership development, times when I’m starting to get a handle on what it means to be an independent businessman and a worship artist at the same time. It’s for times like these, and for people like…Read More
<![CDATA[Scott Adams has done it again. His brilliant idea not only finds a way to recycle old material, but guarantees himself a few more years of relevance with a brand that was starting to get stale. Over at Dilbert.com, his entire catalog dating back to 2001 is available for public use, all completely free. Not…Read More
Eugene Robinson: Wright Has No Monopoly On Black Church
<![CDATA[Meet my new favorite columnist. That’s the title I confer on anyone who manages to articulate my thoughts so clearly without me knowing them personally. I’m talking about his latest piece in today’s Washington Post, entitled Where Wright Went Wrong. By now, if you’ve been following the national news, Dr. Jeremiah Wright has spoken publicly…Read More
Fragging Towards Gomorrah: The Slippery Slope of Video Games and Pop Culture Morality
<![CDATA[You know, with such an inflated post title, one familiar with my writing style would think that this would be an 8,000 word sprawling behemoth of an essay, whereby I systematically explain in meticulous detail the failings of the ethical and moral compass in today’s vanguard of popular culture, a region of artistic real estate…Read More
Stay Tuned for the Sequel, Brown like Bluegrass
<![CDATA[I’m way too busy to pontificate like normal, but I am majorly excited that Don Miller’s indie memoir classic, Blue Like Jazz, is being adapted into a feature film. With a title taken from his idea that sometimes beauty can be found in ideas that don’t resolve, Miller’s work is slated to begin shooting in…Read More
Live from Newberg, It's Monday at Lunchtime!
<![CDATA[Just wanted to send a quick shout-out to all the folks who came to listen to my lunchtime concert at George Fox University today. I’m fairly certain that the music that I was able to present is not indicative of normal sit-down fare at a Christian school, even one known to have progressive thinkers. If…Read More
In Memphis, Dream Deferred Again
<![CDATA[Knowledgeable fans of the great Langston Hughes, I apologize for my title. I’ve always been struck by the language of dreams deferred. It probably rankles poetry aficionados when great works are aped just to make a headline. (Especially since, according to his Wikipedia bio, Hughes spent most of his childhood in Lawrence, Kansas. If not…Read More
Jelani Greenidge, Live at George Fox University
<![CDATA[For all the homies who might want to make the trek down to Newberg at lunchtime (and both of you know who you are), you might wanna know about this. (And in case you're having a browser problem with the embedded flyer, the details are as follows: Monday April 14th, 1pm, Cap & Gown A-B.)…Read More
What If Dr. King's Sniper Had Missed?
<![CDATA[Like any responsible journalist or blogger, I feel that it is my duty to call your attention to the fact that 40 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed on a hotel balcony in Memphis. There are countless columns, editorials and news stories reflecting this truth. I’m not even going…Read More
"Upon this Barack, I'll Build My Church…"
<![CDATA[Don’t look now, but the Lark News is reporting on the strangest phenomena surrounding the most controversial politician in years, Senator Barack Obama. Enthusiasts over the current Democratic front-runner are disseminating reports of mended wounds and the restoration of physical infirmities. Look out, Benny Hinn. ]]>Read More