Death and Judgment: The Universal Experience

And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment . . . – Hebrews 9:27

The other day I learned thirdhand about the death of someone who hurt me deeply a few years ago and caused a significant relationship to be estranged. My first reaction was sorrow for her soul, remembering her indifference when I (more…)

Passive-Aggressive Behavior and the Emoji

But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head – Christ.  – Ephesians 4:15

It used to be people would express themselves in print using traditional means – old-fashioned standbys such as diction, syntax and punctuation. You could say, “You really should have made a better choice,” and few people would misunderstand the (more…)

Why You Don’t Want Your Name on the Credits of The Gong Show

Some of you are old enough to remember The Gong Show. The Gong Show was a 1970s version of America’s Got Talent, and like its modern descendent, it was clear that much of America really didn’t have talent. And so instead of buzzing the offending talentless performer, the judge would bang a gong. In many cases, it was about the only (more…)