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Musings on State-Run Morality

April 15, 2011

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I got in a discussion on Facebook this week (for those of you who are groaning, I know. These almost never end well) that has had me musing for several days now. Said thoughts continue to take off on wild tangents without ever landing on one conclusion, which I suppose is only fair, but not […]

Han Solo, Dads, Sarah Palin and Cheap Shots

January 12, 2011

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“Bring it on! I’d prefer an open fight to all this sneakin’ around!” – Han Solo Han Solo is easily one of the greatest movie characters ever created, in one of the most timeless stories ever relegated to film. We love him because he is relatable – few of us have the integral sense of […]

Book Review: “Turning Controversy into Church Ministry”

January 11, 2011

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Reviewing W.P. Campbell’s book, “Turning Controversy into Church Ministry; A Christlike Response to Homosexuality” should be easy. I’ll just write a bunch of tried and true sayings like “love the sinner, hate the sin”, “speak the truth in love”, and “put Christ back in Christian”. There ya have it. I can dust off my hands […]

“Do Ask, Do Tell” and We’ll Magically Become Unbigoted

December 22, 2010

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Social liberals are lauding the day that our lame-duck Congress repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. This ushers in a new era, we’re told, an end to bigotry and injustice.  In reference to DADT, John Legend tweeted the other day: “I wonder if Republicans enjoy being on the wrong side of history when it comes to justice […]

Interview with a Young Oak, Part 2 – Elections and Religion, ooh boy

October 20, 2010

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My good friend Joey and I like to have “big issue” discussions now and then, and I’ve often found that after talking with Joey I’m mulling over deeper things and different perspectives than I would after talking with nearly anyone else. I completely respect his lines of thinking, love his blog and hope you’ll enjoy […]

Interview with a Young Oak: “Why does it matter?”

October 18, 2010

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(Note from Dani – I’m out of town this week. When I asked my friend Joey to guest-post for me, he suggested an interview-style discussion and I jumped at the chance to talk politics with someone as thoughtful as he consistently is. Also, check out our less heavy musings at WranglerDani today, and come back for part […]

“My Trip to Al-Qaeda” Film Review

September 22, 2010

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Today I was sitting at my desk, minding my own business, when my boss turned to me abruptly and asked if I believe in the possibility of world peace. I honestly replied that no, I don’t. She seemed offended and asked why. “Well, I think we are flawed people. Even in our families and friendships […]