25 years later and still a “Jesus Freak”

Twenty five years ago this week, one of the most influential records in my life was released. dc Talk's Jesus Freak is still cited as one of Contemporary Christian Music's most influential albums and is still the subject of praise and criticism. I thought I would revisit a review of the book Jesus Freak to … Continue reading 25 years later and still a “Jesus Freak”

“With a pistol in hand” An essay on the ballad of Gregorio Cortez. An exploration of mythological stereotype, its emergence and perpetuation.

 Boarders of contention often result in the emergence of stereotypical imaginations, where those on competing sides of the boarder in question, wrongly characterize those standing across the line from them. For example, the border between The United States and Mexico is a space of contention. And has been for as long as the national borders … Continue reading “With a pistol in hand” An essay on the ballad of Gregorio Cortez. An exploration of mythological stereotype, its emergence and perpetuation.

The sandpaper of an abrasive creed

Sometimes the Professor poses a question to defamiliarize the student's relationship to the answers. I enjoy asking questions about life. I enjoy being inquisitive about my place in the world and contemplating some of the bigger questions of existence. Origin, meaning, morality, destiny, those kinds of big questions. I've been a thinker for most of … Continue reading The sandpaper of an abrasive creed

Stammering Speech, Wisdom, Solitude and Poverty.

“The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide men by showing them facts amidst appearances…In the long period of his preparation he must betray often an ignorance and shiftlessness in popular arts, incurring the disdain of the able who shoulder him aside. Long must he stammer in his speech, often … Continue reading Stammering Speech, Wisdom, Solitude and Poverty.

Recovering discourse in a divisive day.

As the 2020 presidential campaign draws to a conclusion (hopefully), I think it would be good to pause for a moment and consider how the current vitriol and divisiveness challenges the strengths of our union. Although some might argue this is nothing new in American politics; what is novel about these election cycles are the … Continue reading Recovering discourse in a divisive day.