Explaining Our Shock In An Evil World

It has happened again. Another major tragedy has left multiple victims dead or wounded. Social media is awash with people shocked and saddened, offering prayers and sympathy as they ask the question: “How could something like this happen?” You’re almost in disbelief as you read/watch the news reports and everything inside of you screams, “THIS…

Ned Flanders Is Bad For Everyone

In many Western countries, the name most associated with the word “Christian” (other than Jesus) is not Billy Graham or the pope; rather, it is Ned Flanders. If you’ve seen The Simpsons, you’ve likely seen their perfect, born-again, Evangelical, Christian neighbour, Ned Flanders. The Flanders’ perfect household is very much contrasted to that of the…

A Christian View of Westboro Baptist Church

In 2013, I wrote “A Westboro Baptist Church Analogy” which took the analogy of a bully at school getting all the attention while the “good” student goes unnoticed. Westboro Baptist Church are simply bullies. Who Is Westboro Baptist Church? Whether you’re a Christian or not, you’ve likely seen them on the news picketing events, soldiers…

How We View: Duck Dynasty

With the start of season 4 of Ducky Dynasty airing tonight on A&E, I thought it would be rather fitting to write another blog in the series called “How We View…” where I look at popular television shows through the looking glass of a Christian. When Duck Dynasty first appeared on television, I saw a…

How We View: “Doomsday Preppers”

The point of my blog is to look at society and culture through the looking glass of a Christian. There is a show on National Geographic Channel called “Doomsday Preppers.” The point of the show is to “explore the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know…