Dear Millennials: Quit Whining!

Watch my head explode as I respond to Millennial complaints about the church

So I’m reading yet another article about why millennials have dropped out of church. How many have a read in the past year? More than the numbers of stars in the skies. And what do I hear? A whole bunch of whining. Once again, I’m reading about how it’s all “our fault” – “our” meaning […]

My Stepford Wife

This is soup. My awesome wife Dawn made some for supper tonight. Author’s note: I did not force her to cook this meal in any patrician/male-dominating sort of way. I’m pretty sure she did not feel coerced to do it and it did not betray her femininity to take on such a traditional conservative role […]

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

I attended one of the first integrated elementary schools in Alabama. Fifth Avenue Elementary in Huntsville. In 1963, Sonnie Hereford IV held the hand of his father Dr. S. W. Hereford III and walked into my elementary school in my little southern town to enroll. By the time I got there five years later, you’d […]

Denial’s not just a river in Egypt

Believe it or not, the biggest jerks in the world don’t realize they are. Even when they notice their behavior is hurtful to others, they excuse it. It’s always someone else’s problem: their boss was a jerk, their friends wouldn’t listen, their spouse wasn’t supportive. They never seem to realize it’s been most every boss, […]

Why “Under God” Matters

During a magazine contest in 1892, the words to what we now know as our Pledge of Allegiance were first published. In 1942, the Pledge was officially adopted into our flag code. At the time, it read as follows: “I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands; one nation indivisible, […]