What about zombies?

Did you ever have one of those times when you turned around and suddenly everyone was wearing a fashion or saying a certain catch phrase and you had no idea where it came from? That sort of sums up me and the zombie apocalypse. And by “zombie apocalypse,” I don’t mean the world takeover by the undead — I mean the fact that we even THINK about such things. Suddenly, zombies are everywhere…

Optimism, pessimism and the ‘little book’

The news right now has been absolutely awful. There isn’t anything that people can really do, and so we reach for social media campaigns and slogans to feel like we’re doing something. In the face of the mass killings in Beirut, in Paris, in Kenya, there isn’t much point in talking … and so we talk more than ever. And what do we say? We want to share upbeat messages, think about peace, reach…

Gay marriage: Did we start it?

A last thought concerning the Supreme Court’s decision to redefine marriage in our country. Is it possible that the dysfunction that led to this began with us? When did the first symptoms of cancer begin to show in the sacrament of marriage? A couple quick graphs:       I can’t help asking, not for the first time, what spirit was afoot in the post-WWII decades? Is it really that surprising that subsequent generations would grow increasingly…

‘When nothing is left of Christianity, …’

To say these are troubling times would be the understatement of the century. The culture brings new shocks every day, and all realities suddenly seem open to interpretation. Not only do we have men that “self-identify” as women but people that “self-identify” as — I’m not making this up — vampires, dragons, plants and animals. And meanwhile, around the world, Christians are under attack, whether by Islamists (and, in India, radical Hindus) in the East or militant atheists in “post-Christian”…

50 Shades of Wrong

Did you know that they’re making a movie from the pornographic best-seller “50 Shades of Grey”? Neither did I, but angry posts on Facebook put me wise. One pro-life site is circulating a petition to boycott the movie. In my perfect world, that would just go without saying. What about the words ‘pornographic’ and ‘best-seller’ sound like a must-see opportunity? Who would watch such trash? Well, that’s the interesting question. In his…