Turkeys, sexuality, and culture. A thanksgiving reflection.

Who cooks and who cleans reveals a great deal about who we are as Americans and how we approach traditions and evolving mores in our society. Thanksgiving, as a holiday is an opportunity to examine these long held ways of taking care of household responsibilities. And in the interest of full disclosure, I readily admit … Continue reading Turkeys, sexuality, and culture. A thanksgiving reflection.

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