Category Archives: In The News

Death With Dignity

By now you’ve likely read an article or saw a news story about Brittany Maynard- a 29 year old US woman who has terminal brain cancer. Brittany has made a decision to end her life on November 1st through a … Continue reading

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Can We Talk About Demons?

Like many, I have been appalled at the story out of Wisconsin about the two 12 year old girls accused of attempting to murder their “friend.” Murder is shocking. Murder by teenagers is more shocking. Premeditated (attempted) murder by two … Continue reading

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Arcade Fire and the Wedding Banquet

I read two brief articles (here and here) this morning that the band Arcade Fire is making it mandatory for concert goers to wear “formal attire or a costume” to their shows. You can go on their twitter page (@arcadefire) … Continue reading

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No Person is Incognito

I have been following the controversy down in Miami where Richie Incognito is accused of bullying fellow offensive linemen, Jonathan Martin- reportedly making him pay for meals, vacation, and using racial slurs on a voicemail. You can read an ESPN … Continue reading

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Marriage Isn’t For You: A Response

It’s possible that you’ve already read Seth Adams Smith’s blog post, Marriage Isn’t For You. I cannot look down my Facebook feed without seeing someone “liking” it or commenting on it. I think he gets it wrong. To be fair, … Continue reading

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Living in the Moment (and other lessons from the Pirates)

I am a Pittsburgh Pirates fan. Let me be clear, I am not a recent bandwagon fan- but a fan from birth. A fan whose love for the Pirates came together around players like “skinny” Barry Bonds, Andy Van Slyke, … Continue reading

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Praying for Peace in Syria

I know that I am not the only person appalled at the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria against their own people. This breaks international laws “regulating” warfare (which sounds strange- but that is essentially what it is) and … Continue reading

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