How do you measure teenage maturity?

News on teenagers consistently conflicts. We are ecstatic about teenage Olympians. No one puts a teenage qualifier on their accomplishments, an Olympic medal is an Olympic medal, it doesn’t count for half a medal because someone is under 18. Our laws define someone as an adult the moment they hit 18 while providing a completely…… Continue reading How do you measure teenage maturity?

Jesus is the worst sales pitch ever

Have  you ever sat in on a timeshare presentation? You’re on vacation, spending $100 every time you get out of the car with your family, and a very nice front desk person tells you… “Mr. McLane, if you’d be willing to sit down and talk with us about our vacation packages, we’ll give you $100…… Continue reading Jesus is the worst sales pitch ever

The Double Edged Sword of Awe

We are all born with a desire for religious experience. God made us this way. Each of us has had experiences in which the only description of our emotions is awe. These are intimate moments between you and God, a person, or a even location or event. While God intended for this awe to be…… Continue reading The Double Edged Sword of Awe

Comedy and the Human Condition

Last night I was watching a PBS piece of the history of comedy on television in our country. While the documentary itself wasn’t all that interesting or funny there was a cultural parallel there which caught my attention. In times of peace, comedy is introspective and makes fun of the human condition. In times of…… Continue reading Comedy and the Human Condition