What an Andy Griffith Movie Taught me About Church…

There was only one class that I can think of that I abhorred during my time in university: Media and Society.  And this was not because the tests were hard, or the professor was irritating (though I did initially believe this), or even because they docked me a letter grade for apparently being absent when … Continue reading What an Andy Griffith Movie Taught me About Church…

What a Charismatic Mennonite Learned in Theater School…

They make glorious shipwreck who are lost in seeking worlds. -G.E. Lessing You may have noticed this is my first post in a year.  This is because I suddenly had a problem with the name of my site.  Or rather, it had a problem with me.  It's not that I didn't have things to write about; it's … Continue reading What a Charismatic Mennonite Learned in Theater School…

Five Ways to Deal with Difficult People…

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The guy who never cleans up after himself.  The girl who unloads all her emotional issues on you every time your eyes meet.  The aggressive person around whom everything is magically your fault.  The roommate who, without prior warning, decides that they're going to have their significant other in your bedroom five nights in a row. Newsflash: … Continue reading Five Ways to Deal with Difficult People…

Why You May Be In A Cult (And Why That May Be Okay)…

I have a friend named Joel.  I think he may be in a cult.  See, Joel religiously follows a group of creepy-looking men who hold regular meetings, and every time they hold these meetings he will wear clothes that match them, paints his face; and when they begin their strange ritual, he will stand off to the side … Continue reading Why You May Be In A Cult (And Why That May Be Okay)…

If You Don’t Have Time To Read This, Then You Probably Should…

I don't always write on topics that one hears about regularly, but this month’s topic is conveniently embedded into the very DNA of everyday conversation niceties. Why we are so preoccupied with asking people "how are you?" when we don’t actually care or at least don’t have time to find out is beyond me. However, … Continue reading If You Don’t Have Time To Read This, Then You Probably Should…

Five Things About Facebook That Are Actually Kind of Messed Up…

I took a summer vacation from social media this past month.  Meaning, I deactivated both Facebook and Twitter.  I know, it's shocking that people do that even when they're not dead.  Contrary to what many of us think when someone does this, I did not turn into a sociopath, a recluse, or even a hipster. … Continue reading Five Things About Facebook That Are Actually Kind of Messed Up…