Category: culture

Fashion for JANE the Baptist

John the Baptist got a quick mention in today’s Gospel reading. Later this afternoon, I spied a related item on cincinnati.com. It seems that there’s a local exhibition: The Art of Hair. The opening...

Saturday Sundries

This posts accomplishes two things. First, it is part of my effort to clear up my backlog in the blog hopper. Lots of stuff here that I’d never get around to blogging. Second, it...

Death by grief

Keith Anderson has put his finger on a phenomenon within our church which I have been unable to name until now. Anderson says that our church is dying. We’re not being killed by culture....

Drown your sorrows in a Frappuccino

This is one of those things that I read and then immediately think, “This needs to be on 7WD.” Just when you think Starbucks has reached market saturation, they astound you with new locations....

Royal frenzy comes to 7WD

Here is my contribution to the frenzy about tomorrow’s Royal Wedding. Since I’ve been to the Queen’s back yard at Buck House, I consider Her Majesty to be an acquaintance, even though we never...

Happy *ring* holidays?

Like loads of Christians, I don’t much care for the phrase “Happy holidays!” I’d rather that folks would offer good wishes according to their beliefs, or lack thereof. Lowest-common-denominator pluralism is boring. This pablum-speak...

The beauty of Ramadan

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Tanzania. I arrived just as Ramadan was beginning, and I spent most of my time in predominantly Muslim areas. It was, for me, a wake up...

It’s all a matter of perspective

Over at oobject, there’s an impressive set of “9 depressing views of famous monuments”. Yes, it’s a collection of beautiful and important things viewed from unlikely and even ugly perspectives. It’s easy to look...