July 3, 2017
Modern thinkers are quick to try and extinguish the myths of our pasts, but often do so without replacing these stories with new ones for us to believe in. Today’s science fiction, media and literature leans far more dystopian than utopian. Far more Orwellian than Platonic. Far more fearful about the horror humans may inevitably create than excited about what our collective human ingenuity will inevitably engineer. If your goal is to get us to separate ourselves from archaic and antiquated stories, you must give us a new one to enter. One that gets us excited for what’s to come. A vision for a heaven we can all start building together.
July 2, 2017
If you see American flags in your church service today, be wary. For today is a day all too many American churches mistakenly conflate Jesus with a Founding Father, and attribute America's prosperity to its cultural christianity. When the global correlation between Christian populations and national prosperity is weak at best. America is rich because of World War II, uniquely amazing agricultural conditions, and unfortunately, slavery. So let's wave our flags this weekend, but not toward Jesus. His is a different freedom.