A Gun Proposal (Because I’m Stupid Like That)

I’ve been thinking lately about guns and what to do with them. I’ve been thinking about it in part because my son has suddenly developed a strong interest in learning to shoot. I would chalk it up to superhero movies making guns seem cool, but in our other conversations I detect a deeper motivation. I […]

An Open Letter to the GOP

Dear Grand Old Party – I just wanted to take a moment to suggest a strategy for you as you head into your convention in a couple of weeks. I know that Donald Trump has long been the presumptive nominee, swept into his high estate by a large number of people who are either very, […]

The Best Political Commentary Around

My two kids are amazing. The stuff they say just boggles my mind sometimes. I know every parent feels like their children are certified-Grade-A genius, but my two make me wonder how much longer I can remain near the top of the intellectual food chain in our house. To wit: an out of the blue […]

Refugees, Romans, and Trusting God

Now that we’ve thankfully moved past the Starbucks Christmas cup debacle, the American Church is facing a new and actually pressing crisis: the Syrian refugees. Without getting into the politics of it all, the question I keep seeing hashed out is simple. Should America accept Syrian refugees? My answer (and this is my opinion) is […]

The Battle for Privilege

I was tempted to write something about the dismissal of Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who was relieved of his duties as my hometown’s top fire fighter due to (ironically) incendiary comments he made in a self-published book. Here in the South, religion and politics make for combustible bedfellows, and it’s easy to rattle off […]