Category Archives: Culture

This Chivalry Thing

by Kirk Spencer Whoopi said “You have to teach women, do not live with this idea that men have this chivalry thing still with them… Don’t assume that’s still in place. So don’t be surprised if you hit a man, … Continue reading

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The Desolation of Cultural Smog

by Kirk Spencer I recently heard a preaching talking about how Christians must “breathe” the cultural smog. It is true that the mass media has created a smutty atmosphere as of late, however, for some reason, the metaphor made me think … Continue reading

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Blessed Insurance

by Kirk Spencer Did you hear about the “victory lap” celebration in the Rose Garden? On April Fool’s Day of all days. There was much handclapping because 7.1 million people signed up for health insurance. It was a standing O … Continue reading

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Holywood (Part 1): Noah before the Opening Flood

by Kirk Spencer In recent weeks, several God movies were in the top ten at the box office this week (Son of God, God is not Dead, and Noah)… and another is “coming soon” (Exodus). It seems that Hollywood is becoming a little … Continue reading

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Judas Kiss

by Kirk Spencer “Mary then took a pound of very costly perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But … Continue reading

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The War on Poverty and Income Inequality: Between Downtown and the Dump

by Kirk Spencer In the summer of 2001, I visited the Philippines. My first day in Manila was spent with the children that roam the streets and tin shanties, along the banks of muddy drainage channels. Their faces were dirty … Continue reading

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What Does Coke Mean by “America is Beautiful”?

by Joe Wooddell I don’t know about you, but I was surprised to see Seattle pull out such an amazing win. Congratulations to them. The commercials during the Super Bowl are always interesting, and this year was no different. (The … Continue reading

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