My wife and I value authenticity. We are often prideful about this in the sense that we’re often impressed with our own cleverness in terms of how we assess people and situations with the kind of honesty and candor that counteracts an evangelical subculture that can seem treacly and fake. This is, of [...]
We’ve been talking it up forever on the Gut Check Podcast and it’s finally here: your opportunity to officially join the Gut Check Army, which is unlike a real army in the sense that it requires absolutely nothing of you except that you enter your email address and then enjoy free word-related cleverness from us [...]
In graduate school writing programs, sentimentality is the enemy because it can often convey a lack of cleverness or intellect. We are a part of the generation that has embraced irony and snark to the fullest degree. Irony, when used correctly, can be a weapon of the weak against the strong, but I [...]
I chose writing as a profession, honestly, because it doesn’t involve a lot of people. I generally like being and working alone. That doesn’t mean I dislike people or that their opinions are invalid. But in the same way that my builder-friend Eric doesn’t solicit my opinions on the houses he’s framing, [...]
Note: The brief sports-related interview below was for a doctoral dissertation on Christianity and Sports by Lee Peoples, pastor of Stewartstown Baptist Church. He asked great questions, and I tried to give answers. Enjoy!
Why have churches lacked an understanding of a theology of sports?
I think many churches just don’t consider sports as [...]