Month: December 2017

Omarosa: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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What do you get when you cross a fame seeking, money grubber with a fake conservative who only believes what will get her the next payday? Who is Omarosa? Correct. This train wreck was predictable from the beginning. I don’t blame Omarosa she only did what she does latching onto the coattails of someone she …

Celebrity vs. Servant Which Will You Choose

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Celebrity versus servant, who is greater? Unlike Jesus, the world views fame and celebrity differently than God. The desire for fame as we have discussed is often driven by deep insecurities and a need for validation by others. But, that validation comes at a tremendous cost. It is not surprising the words of Jesus contradicts …

Government Overreach or Survival

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Is it government overreach or survival? There is a debate going on in Kansas City, MO which has sparked questions about the ability of a commercial and entertainment district to protect itself from ongoing violence. The area in question known as Westport, which has traditionally been an entertainment destination for young people in Kansas City. …

Everybody Wants to be Famous.

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Everybody wants to be famous today. Fame once required talent, but today with social media and the cult of celebrity anybody can lay claim to fame. The question is what is driving this consuming desire to become famous? This drive for fame and fortune is consuming many lives and causing people to do outrageous things …

Revenge of the Nerds

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Rumors of tech companies hiring models to attend their parties have existed for years. When I worked in tech I heard the rumors, but never attended such an event. Some companies even brought in strippers and hookers according to the rumors. A true case of revenge of the nerds. With the lack of women in …

Give Me That Ole Time Religion

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The debate on how the church should impact the world and what is its mission is the subject of debate by theologians from the early days of Christianity. It was the impetus for the western church’s reformation and countless other splits in the church. Today with church attendance dwindling especially among younger people many pastors …

You Can’t Please Everybody

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Most people want the approval and acceptance of others. We learn at an early age the importance of being accepted by our parents and peers. When we are young, we try to please our parents and our friends. Sometimes we go to great lengths to accomplish this even changing who and what we are. Even …

Trump’s Personality

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Anyone familiar with Donald Trump’s history should not be surprised by anything he is doing or has done to this point. Since he was a child Trump has had one overarching principle: win at all costs. Even as a cadet at New York Military Academy, his classmates spoke of his singular desire to win. He …

How Hollywood is Corrupting Our Values

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  I grew up watching television. I was part of the first generation that grew up watching television. Television no longer entertains me. Hollywood is corrupting our values by arousing the base natures of those who watch. The level of sex, the morals of the characters, and the overrepresentation of the LBGT community makes television …

What is Greatness?

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What is greatness? How we define greatness dictates the direction of our lives. If we define it as material wealth, we will direct our efforts towards materialism. Is it celebrity status or athletic prowess, then we will focus on those goals. But what if isn’t any of these? What if our greatness is measured in …