Worldliness: Hemlines or Helping Outsiders?

Romans 12:1 “Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world…” “Worldliness” brings to mind junior-high lectures about the proper length for skirts, throwing out CD’s with bad words, and saying no to smoking. I was pretty good at following all those rules, so I used to gloss over those verses thinking, “Check, GotContinue reading “Worldliness: Hemlines or Helping Outsiders?”

Sustainer in the Midst of Stomach Bugs and Scratched Cars

“For by him all things were created: things on heaven and things on earth…He is before all things, and in him all things hold together…for God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by makingContinue reading “Sustainer in the Midst of Stomach Bugs and Scratched Cars”

White, Middle-Class, American Slacktivism

So, the problem with being a sociology minor is that I start to see everything in terms of bigger cultural structures. For example, while there are still lots of self-centered, fast-food eating white American college students, there is a quickly growing counter-cultural group of “fair-trade-coffee-drinking-go-“green”-and-recycle-and-wear-Toms-shoes-to-stop-social-injustice” white American college students (see image to the left.) MyContinue reading “White, Middle-Class, American Slacktivism”