A guy smarter than me: Schaeffer on how to save America

In “A Christian Manifesto”, Francis Schaeffer discussed how the Judeo-Christian worldview that America was founded on has been replaced by Humanism: Humanism means that the man is the measure of all things…Man beginning from himself, with no knowledge except what he himself can discover and no standards outside of himself. In this view Man isContinue reading “A guy smarter than me: Schaeffer on how to save America”

A guy smarter than me: Tozer on the universe

The following is an excerpt from “Experiencing The Presence of God”, written by A.W. Tozer and edited by James L. Snyder. The Bible…teaches that this universe, this “uni” (meaning “one”), this one great interlocking system has a central control. And that control is called the throne of God. The universe is controlled from that center…Continue reading “A guy smarter than me: Tozer on the universe”

The people who need to read this won’t

In the Matrix, there’s a pivotal scene that I’m often reminded of. Cypher, one of the good guys, makes a deal with the machines to give up his friends. He explains the reason: “You know, I know this steak doesn’t exist. I know that when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is tellingContinue reading “The people who need to read this won’t”

This is why we can’t have nice things

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the fall of America. Our great country, the greatest on the planet, is in a downward spiral, and here’s why: Marketing. Well, I sort of believe that. It isn’t really marketing that is destroying us, but marketing is being used to destroy us. Let me explain. First off,Continue reading “This is why we can’t have nice things”

Refs and control issues

I coached junior high football for a few years. That was an experience. There were a few aspects of junior high football that were a challenge. Junior high boys were a big one; when practice shuts down because a rabbit ran past the goal posts, that’s a bit frustrating. But another big frustration was referees.Continue reading “Refs and control issues”

Only God can judge me (and He will)

Nobody likes consequences. I don’t like them. You don’t like them. Relient K hates them. But they’re real and unavoidable. Get pulled over for speeding, you pay a fine. You can be mad all you want, but…consequences. You don’t water your flowers, and they die. Frustrating, but…consequences. You’re upset with decisions being made by theContinue reading “Only God can judge me (and He will)”

Canceled

Cancel culture started as an stupid social media thing. Someone would say something that fans of someone else didn’t like, and they would be canceled: they were ignored and no longer relevant on Twitter. What a crushing blow… But then something terrible and stupid happened: it moved to real life. Lake Calhoun is now BdeContinue reading “Canceled”

Don’t Cough On Me

Last week my family and I went shopping at Walmart. That used to be insignificant, but now it’s sort of a treat for my girls to get to go shopping. The location we were at does not require face masks, and few shoppers wear them. My family did, largely because I want my girls toContinue reading “Don’t Cough On Me”

Trust the process. Or blow it up. Whatever. But be in it.

OK, so everyone’s still mad about everything, so let’s keep it up with the politics. A couple of weeks back, a group of protesters pulled down the Christopher Columbus statue at the capital in Saint Paul. At first glance, it seemed to be another act of destruction in the rioting that has been happening sinceContinue reading “Trust the process. Or blow it up. Whatever. But be in it.”

Freedom and ‘Merica.

OK, so everyone’s already mad about everything right now, so let’s just do some politics on here. What can it hurt. My little girls are 4 and 6 now, and they’re hitting an age where they are really embodying the stubbornness of their parents. One of the most common phrases in our house right nowContinue reading “Freedom and ‘Merica.”