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Who owns your work?

Who owns your work?

Today, Jon Acuff - one of my favorite bloggers and authors - suddenly resigned from him position with Dave Ramsey. As of the time of this writing, his blog, filled with thousands of posts (many of them written before he started with Ramsey), forwards to a page on the...

When winning is everything

When winning is everything

Today is an exciting day for me. As a huge football fan, I've been waiting for this day for months: the first Saturday of college football is here! While today is the first game for my favorite team, the season actually started on Thursday. I had some obligations on...

An apology

An apology

It's well after midnight on a Saturday night. I'm lying in bed. I should be sleeping. But I can't. Instead, my thoughts are keeping me awake. You don't have to be a die-hard news junkie to have heard of the story currently sweeping the headlines (apologies to Tim...

Living wage: Legislating against greed

Living wage: It's quite the loaded term, implying several things at once. According to its supporters, many companies (especially large retail corporations) pay employees less than they need to buy basic necessities - food, rent payment, etc. The solution, according...

No cavities

Last week, I went to the dentist for my regular cleaning and checkup. I don't dread the dentist like many people do, but it's not exactly my favorite way to spend an hour of my time. I really like my dentist, but the main reason I don't mind it so much is because I've...

Protestin’ Mor Chikin

I never thought the day would come when eating a chicken sandwich would be a polarizing political statement. Obviously, though, I was wrong. On Wednesday, crowds flooded Chick-fil-A at Mike Huckabee's request to show support for founder Truett Cathy's statements on...

Sacred vs. secular

Today, I received an invitation on Facebook to a friend's "Holy Hip-Hop" concert. I noticed one of the comments on the event page echoing a line of thought I've heard before, essentially arguing that there is no place in the Christian community for hip-hop music, that...

When Christians are embarrassing

One of my favorite books is Donald Miller's Blue Like Jazz. While I'll admit that it's been awhile since I last read it, I still clearly remember the impact it had on me. In short, Don shares his account of his early adulthood - a struggle to make sense of his...

An update

It's been about a month and a half since I last wrote a blog post. Because of this, combined with all the change in my life mentioned in my last post, I don't feel right getting back to normal blogging without updating everyone on things. Next week I will be taking a...

New beginnings

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." - Semisonic, "Closing Time" Times of transition are always bittersweet. In order for the new to come alive, the old must pass away. Excitement is mixed with grieving. Today, as Lindsay and I face a time of...