Ebenezer Scrooge hated Christmas.
“Every idiot who goes about with a ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.”
But that was back in the Victorian era, when Christmas was a small holiday that involved cheer, giving, and caroling. Not like today. Continue reading
Every once in a while a person will say to me, “I read your article,” and I’ll think to myself, what article are they talking about? Then I realize they meant an essay I had published.
Have you ever wondered if there is a difference between an article and an essay? Continue reading
In 1996 Harper’s published David Foster Wallace‘s famous essay, “A Supposedly Fun Thing I Will Never Do Again.”
Twenty-three years later, Harpur Palate published my essay, “A Supposedly Post-Colonial Thing I Will Never Fully Regret.”
Regardless, you can purchase a copy of my essay and many other good pieces of work on their website.
If you watch one film this year with explicitly Christian themes, that film ought to be Paul: Apostle of Christ. Continue reading
“The last thing the world needs is another piece of sociopolitical commentary.” That’s the first line of notes introducing The Avett Brothers’ new album, Close Than Together.
What can we say about this album? It’s halfway political, halfway personal. But maybe that’s part of the point, hence the title. It’s an intensely personal work, born out of their own private experiences and feelings, and at some point those feelings were about the news cycle. Continue reading
Hey all! I’ve been a little incapacitated this weekend, so in lieu of a regular post, I’m sharing this rad video from The Bible Project on Generosity.
This week, instead of my own post, I’d like to invite you all to read a post by my friend, Cliff Boyd, on the resurrection. Continue reading