Damn, it feels good to be a gangster

My generation’s cultural watershed was, without doubt, the advent of hip hop. I don’t recall the year but I was ten or eleven when I heard Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s, The Message. It was on a Chicago radio station I would listen to on Saturday nights. Don’t remember the station call letters but … Continue reading Damn, it feels good to be a gangster


“On Both Sides”

In the face of racism, Christians cannot say, “Humankind is sinful” and do nothing else. Yes, people are awful to each other. Human history is a perpetual record of our capacity for visiting suffering on our neighbors. In light of the past two centuries of American history, spreading the message that people are horrible has … Continue reading “On Both Sides”


It's been awhile since I have posted to this blog and I just want everyone to know that I have been working on some other writing projects and managing some adjustments to my work situation. Several weeks ago I was advised that my services as an adjunct are no longer needed. As an adjunct, you … Continue reading Hellooooo?