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John Adams – HBO Miniseries Review and the lessons it holds for us

March 18, 2011


After Adam and I went to Washington DC and Williamsburg last fall, my mom and dad heard only a couple of our rapturous stories of momentous history before telling us that we HAD to watch John Adams (HBO Miniseries). Since I love history and HBO and America, I figured that we would love this series […]

HBO Documentary Reviews: Kennedy and Reagan

February 18, 2011


In the last couple of days, I watched two HBO documentaries: “Kennedy: A President to Remember” and “Reagan”. HBO Documentaries are not known for their right-leaning views, but it’s interesting that the tone of nostalgia (not as much spoken as shown) that opened the Kennedy film seemed wistful, begging premium-cable-subscribing, Bill-Maher-watching America to remember a […]

Book Review: “Turning Controversy into Church Ministry”

January 11, 2011


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 […]

“My Trip to Al-Qaeda” Film Review

September 22, 2010


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 […]

In which I belatedly react to Glenn Beck’s 8/28 Rally in D.C.

September 7, 2010


There are some pretty incredible pictures online from Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally in Washington D.C. last weekend.  There’s also a great commentary on the American Spectator, which put voice to a few of my concerns in a respectful way. In case you weren’t paying attention, the rally drew incredible numbers, matched only by Ronald […]

Preaching to the choir – why the JournoList story should be disturbing

July 27, 2010


When I was walking the hallowed halls of Higher Education, there was one principle that was consistently drilled into my head. Don’t assume. Don’t assume that other people agree, don’t assume you know the facts, don’t assume that you have it right.  My journalism professors were all pretty balanced people – they would have liked […]

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

June 10, 2010


I bet it’s been awhile since you heard that phrase. It seems like all of our good ol’ Americanisms are drifting away, being overtaken by hip terms and political popularity-speak. I don’t have any big revelations to share today, just this little musing… we’ve long thought of ourselves as “Land of the Free, Home of […]