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Could You Go a Month and a Half without Pay?

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I’m a big fan of the idea that there is no separation between the physical world and the spiritual world. They aren’t two different things; they’re two parts of the same thing, both equally real. Physical events affect the spiritual… Continue Reading

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A Christian Perspective on Black Friday

[Here’s my annual repost of my Black Friday ruminations. Although, as I got my first email about “Black Friday Deals!” the day after Halloween this year, Black Friday looks like it’s becoming less of an event. Maybe one day Black… Continue Reading

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You Have Won Nothing; You Have Lost Nothing

Once upon a time, the Christian church dominated the culture in America. People who really didn’t care one way or the other said they were Christians by default. Our art, literature, and conversations were shot through with Christian references and… Continue Reading

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Former Owner of USFL’s New Jersey Generals Gains Access to Nuclear Launch Codes

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What just happened? I could not be more amazed if I had turned on the news and seen Bigfoot walk out of the woods and give a press conference where he announced that he was opening a chain of hair salons… Continue Reading

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A Further Explanation

I recently wrote a post that attempted to demonstrate the awesome scope of the brokenness of our current system. Long story short, I said that, in spite of historic electoral gains at every level of government, if conservatives don’t control… Continue Reading

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The WWJJD Podcast: Don’t Judge Us, It’s Our First Try

Ever wonder what it would sound like if I did a podcast with my award-winning-educator/counselor/pastor’s-wife/super-mom-of-two sister? Well, wonder no more, because here it is, the inaugural episode of the “What Would Jodi and Jason Do?” podcast, or as the hip… Continue Reading

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Wherein I Renounce Conservatism

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People don’t vote for ideologies. Regular people, I mean. Voting for something just because it’s the most accurate reflection of some “-ism” is something you’d expect from either a college sophomore or some dead-ender who has political newsletters instead of friends… Continue Reading

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Don’t Give Up on Us, Baby

This election, if it hasn’t brought out the worst in us, has brought out the worst in our opinions of other people. Suspicion of the government — an American tradition and, I believe, a prime indicator of a healthy society… Continue Reading

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5 Things I Learned: August 2016

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1. Let us now praise the Brieftons Vertico Spiralizer: In an effort to eat healthier, we’re trying to cut down on carbs. Unfortunately, pasta is made out of carbs, and pasta appears in approximately 150% of our meals. (You haven’t lived until you’ve… Continue Reading

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The Great South o’ Town Church Search!

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Last summer my family and I relocated from the suburbs north of Birmingham to the suburbs south of Birmingham so I could be closer to my favorite Waffle House. When you move into a new house in Alabama, your priority tasks are 1)… Continue Reading

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A Clarification of Our Current Predicament

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There are more than a few smart, respectable, level-headed conservatives saying that we have to vote for Trump because that’s the only way to keep the Supreme Court out of Hillary’s hands. It’s an inversion of the “devil you know” argument: the… Continue Reading

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The Joys of Double Parenthood

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There’s been a lot of ink spilled about single parenthood in my lifetime. As the number of single parent households went through the roof, a lot of people felt the need to lend them as much moral support as possible. So,… Continue Reading

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5 Things I Learned: July 2016

I’m a little late this month, because… 1. Whoever designs Samsung dryers is a sadistic monster: A couple of weeks ago my wife discovered that our dryer was spinning but not drying. Well, that’s not good, I thought, but it’s probably… Continue Reading

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A Picture to Remember You

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My son Graham is a pretty happy-go-lucky soul. He needs structure and is apprehensive about change just like any other kid, but for a four-year-old he rolls with the punches pretty well. So when he started to pitch screaming fits… Continue Reading

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5 Things I Learned: June 2016

1. Double-check the time on those theater tickets – We backed into some free tickets to Wicked courtesy of my wife’s brother and his wife. It was a Sunday matinee; they told us to meet them at the theater at 1:30 for… Continue Reading

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Hey, I’m in a Book!

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Author, radio show host, and my internet buddy Jen Fulwiler has put together a new book, and I’m just tickled to be a part of it. Not too long ago, Jen asked a bunch of her blogger friends to write… Continue Reading

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A Quick Guide to #Brexit

Occasionally it happens that something you’ve never heard of before suddenly becomes the most important thing in the world. It happened the first time you heard the word “McGriddle,” and now it’s happened again with “Brexit,” which, it turns out,… Continue Reading

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Speaking for Fathers, Let’s Kill All the Alligators

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The juxtaposition of two nightmarish incidents in Florida last week provide a harsh life lesson for all of us about how ugly the world can get. But the more I see the general reaction unfold, the more I think that… Continue Reading

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5 Things I Learned: May 2016

My lovely wife has challenged me to make some blog posts that are more personal, and one of her suggestions is a post every month with a “5 things I learned this month” format. This is a challenge because I am… Continue Reading

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Everything I Know About Culture I Learned from Bugs Bunny

And it shows, am I right? But seriously, I’m glad the Wall Street Journal is finally acknowledging what cartoon aficionados have always known: while you’re watching those old Warner Brothers cartoons, you get a ton of exposure to some pretty highbrow… Continue Reading