“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
Hearing the news about the abortion bill in New York this week, I was disheartened. I didn’t know how to write about the topic without it coming out as tears and rage.
I revisited what I had written previously on the topic, which was maybe not often enough. So I’m sharing it again. Continue reading
Here are some facts about immigration. I invite you to check them yourself.
In 1934 the Supreme Court ruled that to declare a national emergency a situation must be urgent, infrequent, and unexpected.
Illegal immigration is not infrequent, nor is it unexpected. If it was not urgent 10 years ago when it occurred more often, it is not urgent now. Continue reading
Wrote a little hymn. Here goes…
I’d like to recommend an acquaintance of mine, _____________________, to join your ranks at the FBI. Continue reading
We know that not all gun owners are responsible for school shootings.
Why is it, then, that so many conservatives have a hard time learning that not all undocumented immigrants commit violent crimes?
Where are they getting their news? Continue reading
Seek the shalom of America. Pray to the LORD for America, for if America has peace and prosperity, you too will have peace and prosperity. Continue reading