Guns and Gun Control Are Not Enough

Recently we were all heartbroken with the news of yet another shooting in a place that should have been safe. For us in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, it was close to home. It was not the first time that an attack has been made on a house of worship. It doesn’t seem to be the last, nor...

Do Ethics Matter?

Recently, a journalism professional who works in a developing country asked me why ethics matter, especially where government is repressive and people treat their profession as a job rather than a vocation. In other words, if journalists are going to behave irresponsibly either because of fear of repression or out of a quest for material benefit, then...

Do I Really Need to Take Another Test About Myself?

Taking the enneagram seems to be enjoying a resurgence in popularity these days. In just one week, I had several people ask, “do you know your enneagram number?” “Why, I didn’t even know I was supposed to have an enneagram number!” I replied. Not wanting to be left out of all the fun, I found an assessment recommended to me by...

For Whom The Bell Tolls

In the last couple of months, the evangelical Christian community has been hit with some notable departures from the ranks: author Josh Harris and singer/song-writer Marty Sampson. It’s been quite the buzz across the social media scene. My own friend and colleague, Aaron Crider, has also addressed this from his seat as the Director of the Music and...

What Does The Greatest Showman Tell Us About Our Desires?

The Greatest Showman is a musical film that tells the story of P. T. Barnum’s rise to fame. In our house, the movie and soundtrack have played countless times. I have a hunch that ours is not the only family that has sung and danced with the score.  Why has the film been such a...