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Another Week Ends: Unconscious Sin, the NBA Bubble, the Religion of Politics, Millennial Burnout, Scary Halloween Costumes, Sally Rooney, and Eddie Van Halen

1. First up, Peter Ormerod contributed a fantastic op-ed to the Guardian defending “unconscious bias training.” For those unfamiliar, many major institutions have begun programs aimed at combatting bias against race, sexuality, gender, etc., under the assumption that “some of our beliefs may be held so deeply that we are unaware of them.” As Ormerod […]

Another Week Ends: American Dreams, Van Halen, Hereditary Sin, Netflix, Control Freaks & Hipsters

1. Old news by now, but David Brooks’ editorial about “The Gospel of Wealth” had some interesting tidbits about the intersection of affluence and Christianity in America, highlighting the efforts of one pastor in Birmingham, AL: The tension between good and plenty, God and mammon, became the central tension in American life, propelling ferocious energies […]

The Nazarene Allure of the Underrated (or Reviled)

In 1994, Chuck Klosterman wrote an insightful and very funny piece for Spin entitled “Give Me Centrism of Give Me Death!” where he argued: If you are the kind of person who talks about music too much, there are two words that undoubtedly play an integral role in your workaday lexicon: “overrated” and “underrated.” This […]

April Playlist

This one has it all: 1. Harmour Love – Syreeta with Stevie Wonder [Theme Song from Junebug] 2. Can’t Hardly Wait – Justin Townes Earle 3. To Live Is To Fly – Townes Van Zandt 4. It Never Rains In California – Albert Hammond [Sr.] 5. That Same Song – The Beach Boys 6. Make […]

The Redemption of Sammy Hagar

I love Van Halen. And like all intelligent people in the universe, I think David Lee Roth, their original (and again) singer is the real deal, while Sammy Hagar was, at best, an approximation. However… Hagar and Van Halen recorded a song (from the 1986 album 5150) called “Love Walks In” that is pure Gospel, […]