Category Archives: America’s Confusion

“Amusing Ourselves To Death” Is Not So Amusing, Is Mostly Dead.

Sometime in high school I read Neil Postman’s criticism of “modern” television-focused culture, Amusing Ourselves to Death.  It was first published in 1984, so reading when I did in the early 2000’s, it was already an artifact of another era.  I … Continue reading

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My Vision Of Feminism, or, Why I Don’t Shave My Legs But Do Wear Mascara

I wear make-up almost everyday.  And not just the bare bones basics of sunscreen and zit-coverer (but I do wear sunscreen everyday, and so should you!) I mean I choose between a dozen of eyeshadow colors (all shiny, warm neutrals … Continue reading

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My Favorite Pyrotechnic Failure

For two summers during college I was a camp counselor for a Christian sports day camp in my city.  Mostly this camp consisted of teaching city-kids how to fire a bow and arrow and to do the backstroke, encouraging them … Continue reading

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“Evolution of the Swimsuit” Tells Us, “Don’t Show Your Belly Button Or Men Will Mistake You For a Screwdriver”

I’ve seen this video pop up a bunch on my Facebook Newsfeed, I’m guessing you have too.  Some of my Facebook friends have really loved this video, some have been quite dismayed by it.  I’m no fan.  It falls into … Continue reading

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Christians as Exiles vs. Christians as Rulers

There are two veins of thought in current, mainstream Evangelicalism (shortened here to CME).  One paints Christians as exiles in this world, as aliens and foreigners, just waiting for their great homecoming.  The other puts Christians in a position of … Continue reading

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Men, Power, and Femininity

Lately I’ve been wondering about the meeting place of femininity and power.  Specifically I’ve noticed that men who have a lot of power, whether that be financial, political, or religious, are allowed much greater latitude in their expression of traditionally feminine traits. … Continue reading

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Misunderstood Labels

I had an argument with my husband while we were dating.  We were watching the news and some talking head had called a politician “liberal.”  He groaned about such an epithet being thrown around a candidate he liked.  “An epithet? … Continue reading

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An Automatic “F” for Plagiarized Quotes of Exceeding Hubris

It should be clear by now that I kinda like getting upset over folks who say things that are demeaning, libelous, cruel, or just plain wrong about marginalized groups of people (including many kind and courteous Christians who’s image is … Continue reading

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Pray for the Johns Day, or, Turns Out There Are People I Will Send to Hell

I heard a radio spot today for Pray for the Johns Day.  The radio spot talked about the terrible facts of sex trafficking here in the U.S., an industry that preys on very young women, children actually, and how this … Continue reading

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Can You Spot the Bad Business Model Here?

Last year I was given a sewing machine.  Well, most of a sewing machine.  The electrical cord and plug and the foot pedal had disappeared at some earlier time.  But I gamely took the machine, did a little research on … Continue reading

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