Happy Halloween! Here is a photo of some of my friends and I group-costume-ing last weekend for our church's fall festival. We're dressed as characters from Gravity Falls, a truly excellent two-season cartoon that I would insist you watch immediately if it hadn't just been yanked off of Hulu to presumably resurface on Disney+ later. (But … Continue reading The Best You Can Do Is Try to Be Someone Worthy of Loving
This is a post about evolving faith and hope and the other side of hope, but mostly it's just a post about how much I love Switchfoot. I was a Youth Group Kid in the mid-2000s--the Golden Age of contemporary Christian music (CCM). I went to WinterJams, I used CCM lyrics for my AIM away … Continue reading Love Is the Movement
Let me share with you some little-known, deep-track Bible verses I've been thinking about: 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3 he restores my soul. Because I work as an editor and because of my basic personality, I spend a great … Continue reading What’s a Green Pasture?
I mentioned in Friday's post that I had written an essay about a TV character and submitted it to a few websites. One of those websites was Slate, one of my favorite resources for writing about pop culture. I'm very excited to share that the TV editor liked the article, and it was published late last … Continue reading “Mr. Robot” Started Its Last Season by Sacrificing One of Its Best Characters
It's conventional wisdom by now that we, people attempting to live full and sincere lives, should (!) stop paying attention to "should"s. I should be doing something productive right now. I should just get over it. I should avoid talking about these things in public. Shoulds are about shame. I should be doing something productive … Continue reading What Do You Want?