Some songs or other pieces of music just seem designed to tug at the ol' heartstrings. To my knowledge, there is no technical term for this (at least musicologically - they might have something over in the psychology department, I don't know). As an undergraduate music student, I was absolutely fascinated with these kinds of… Continue reading 12 Songs to Make You Ugly-Cry
(The LAST) Part of a Series on Christianity in Present-Day America You can see parts one, two, and three by clicking on their respective numbers earlier in this sentence. Update: As I was writing this, Gallup released a brand new poll showing that - for the first time since polling began in 1937, the percentage… Continue reading Christianity and the Future
I do apologize for the lack of a post last weekend. I spent all of my free time that week dealing with ... well .... this: I got out my iFixit toolkit and put humpty dumpty back together again as best I could (lots of stripped screws and cables held in place by tape because… Continue reading Exploding computers, and free food of the days of yore
Millennials - Including millennial parents - are leaving the church in staggering numbers. Part of a Series on Christianity in Present-Day America I apologize for this not being up last week. Once you start to research and deconstruct this stuff, there appear more and more rabbit holes you go down. Also, as I've always said,… Continue reading Why Young People Leave the Church – Part the Second
Part of a series on Christianity in present-day America If you haven't read last week's article, you can catch up here. I received my primary education (Kindergarten - 8th grade) from a Lutheran school. I memorized parts of the Book, learned the ecumenical creeds, said the words, sang the songs, went through confirmation class, etc.… Continue reading Why Millennials Leave the Church
Part of a series on Christianity in present-day America You can see the second and third installment of this series here and here. The fourth and final installment is coming soon. So, this isn't going to be controversial at all. In this post, we try to figure out if Christianity in America is in trouble,… Continue reading Is Christianity in America spiraling to it’s doom?
Originally posted June 14, 2013 First off, I have to say that I am not particularly knowledgeable about comic books. I have many friends who are, but I simply am not that type of nerd. So, a detailed discussion on how this movie does or does not fit with the minutiae of the comic books… Continue reading Movie Review: Man of Steel
Eleanor Roosevelt holding the English version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1949.FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Eleanor Roosevelt holding poster of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in English). November, 1949. FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY. … Continue reading In December of 1948, the United Nations General Assembly passed the… Continue reading I HAVE RIGHTS! … I think?
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My undergraduate senior recital was in February of 2006 - 15 years ago (criminey, what have I been doing with my life?). Here are five of my favorite selections (about a third of the recital) from the ancient Compact Disc that the university made for me of the event. I practiced 90 minutes a day,… Continue reading A slow waddle down memory lane
Welcome to Probing the Zeitgeist - where I attempt to explore, examine, and understand a particular part of the ephemeral popular culture of the day. So, I am well aware that the inauguration was 10 days ago, and the Bernie meme was started on the day. In internet-meme-time, 10 days is an eternity. Luckily, I'm… Continue reading Probing the Zeitgeist – #ShantyTok?