WHEN GOD SHUTS OFF THE VALVE OF AMBITION
I‘m the kind of person who has a creative idea just about every day, whether it’s a way to make something better, a new innovation, or a business. At the same time, I believe God put a dream inside me to be a storyteller through the medium of film when I was only 11 years old. That dream has kept me going for many decades, that is, until a week ago when everything changed.
PICK UP YOUR CROSS(FIT) AND FOLLOW ME
I firmly believe that the impulse toward religion is ineradicable from the human soul. It cannot be destroyed; it can only be diverted or redirected. There is something comical about those who claim they are not religious; for what they are really saying is that they are no longer distinctly “Christian” in their religion. However, their lives will not be marked by the absence of things identifiably religious; they will be marked by having replaced the Christian God with some other object.
THE LAZINESS OF THE LEFT
I have to delete Instagram on my iPhone regularly. It’s too much of a distraction. A few days later I usually re-download the distraction vortex back onto my very own mark of the beast. Accordingly, I was on Instagram yesterday and serendipitously drawn into the room of AOC. No, not the Australian Olympic Committee, but instead into the home of my favorite New York congressperson, Alexandria-OC.
Do you remember the game of telephone where someone would come up with a phrase, whisper it into the ear of the person next to them, and continue the process until the phrase came back completely changed? That used to be a fun game in grammar school. Today, unfortunately, it’s how our information society operates. We have people on TV, on the radio, and in publishing constantly feeding us information that may or may not be true. And as long as we agree with the worldview that is being promoted, we absorb it and pass the information along without considering the source or its biases.
Last weekend I went on Twitter to find that the hashtag #MyWhitePrivilege was trending. I have given a lot of thought to the meaning behind “white privilege” for years now, trying to understand both sides of the argument. Is this phrase helpful or detrimental?