Category Archives: Culture

Star Wars Day

I can think of no better way to celebrate Star Wars Day than to share with you the greatest video of all time. Bonus SemBlog Points, today only. 1,500 bonus points if you say it (“may the fourth be with … Continue reading

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Entitlement & Fundraising

This morning, a young man knocked on my door asking for pop cans and bottles to raise money for his youth group trip. We don’t have any cans or bottles right now, but I asked about his youth group and … Continue reading

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It happens seldom but it must be acknowledged. I will be speaking with someone, and I will be consumed with the feeling that she is waiting for me to affirm her value and purpose.  Maybe it is provoked by something … Continue reading

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Why Toilet Paper?

Jennifer asks the question on her blog. This is a story. She was thirteen years old, struggling as all girls do to make sense of her life and her own self. Her world was crumbling. Her grandfather–the only father figure … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

There was a time when this title would have spurred an intense theological discussion. Not today! Today I ask you…where have all the good names gone? I’ve been walking at the cemetery. I love walking among the grave markers, wondering … Continue reading

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