In America (But Not Of America) ~ Episode #66

American Flag In Church

There are a number of spiritual dangers that we face as Christians in America. A "worldliness" has crept into us. And by that, I don't mean what movies we watch or what clothes we wear. Rather, it is our identity as Americans. As Christians baptized into the red, white, and blue, our nationalistic identity as Americans threatens to distort our view of what it means to be a Christian. In today's podcast, I talk about this pressing issue...

We Love Making Noise With Our Pots And Pans ~ Episode #65

Making Noise With Pots And Pans

Our culture has become like a child banging pots and pans together on the kitchen floor. We make plenty of noise, but have no love. Looking at 1 Corinthians 13 today, I question whether or not we really love as we ought to, and how the ultimate acid test of love is seen in how we treat our enemies.

Racism And “The New Jim Crow” (A Conversation) ~ Episode #64

Racism - Jim Crow

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 might have officially ended the "Jim Crow" laws that overtly discriminated against blacks, but many are of the opinion that Jim Crow is still alive and well in America. In today's podcast, I have a conversation about systemic racism in America., and how we can fight against racism today...

NAACP George Floyd Protest in Charlotte: White Evangelical Teen Shares His Perspective – Episode #63

George Floyd Protest in Charlotte - NAACP

Recently the NAACP held a protest rally here in Charlotte, NC on behalf of George Floyd, who was unjustly killed by police. White evangelical teenagers are not usually among the faces you usually see at such protests. In today's podcast, I talk to one...

Going On Summer Vacation During The Pandemic – Episode #61

Summer Vacation

Memorial Day is upon us. How is the COVID-19 pandemic and CDC guidelines impacting your summer vacation plans this year? Are you maintaining a quarantined lifestyle, or are you making plans that include practicing reasonable social distancing recommendations while going on vacation? In this podcast...

Reflections On “A Grief Observed” by C.S. Lewis – Episode #60

Grief - Wilted Rose

This past week, a friend of mine died unexpectedly. Trying to process my grief, I turned to "A Grief Observed" by C.S. Lewis. In today's podcast, I walk through this raw and emotionally gut-wrenching book as I wrestle with the loss of a loved one...

Homemade Beer Battered Onion Rings! (Deep Fried)

Homemade Beer Battered Onion Rings

There are probably few things more comforting and delicious than beer battered onion rings. I don't make them often, but when I do, I go big or go home. Frozen onion rings from the grocery store are okay, but they really don't do much to tickle my inner or outer fat kid. So when I get a hankering for onion rings, I hold nothing back, and make these awesome beer battered onion rings.

No Burgers Without Cheese Please! – Episode #59

Burger

For over a decade I've been learning the art and science of making a better burger. In today's podcast, I share my dogmatic philosophy that guides me in making a better cheeseburger. These rules will ruin you. Follow only if you want to really make the best cheeseburger possible...