Sep 13, 2019 | life

Social Justice: A Contradiction in Terms

If you are a conservative and you hear the words “social justice,” you probably cringe. If you are a liberal, you probably clap. Regardless of what side you find yourself on, I want to suggest that the term “social justice” in its currently conducted form is a contradiction in terms.

  • life

    What Is Wrong with Work?

    If you have been paying attention to the past few Democratic presidential primary debates or have had your ears open over the past five or so years, then you have most likely heard a politician or an activist decry the fact that rich people are making their money off of the backs of others.

  • faith, life

    As Long As They Aren’t Hurting Anyone

    Sin. I hardly doubt that word gets thrown around enough. It seems we have removed it from our vocabulary. Somehow we’ve managed to meander our way into deflecting the idea of sin and have accepted only two options: wrong and criminal.

  • life, politics

    Please, Don’t Give Up on Conversation

    This is a letter to the Left and the Right. We aren’t as dumb, obnoxious, ignorant, mean-spirited, and absolutely mindless as you think. The reason I address the Left and the Right is because both think the same of each other.

  • faith, life

    Monzy: A Family Icon

    Monzy. There are names that are iconic. For my family, the name “Monzy” is an icon. Monzy was my grandmother. For 36 years, nine months, and 12 days, she was my Monzy.

  • life, politics

    An Incidental Social Experiment on Social Policy

    I’ll be the first to admit that social media is no place to have a really good political discussion, but jeez Louise, that’s where everyone is and that’s where everyone is talking.

  • life

    A Great Day for Jack Johnson and Boxing

    One hundred and five years after his conviction, Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion of the world, finally received his pardon on May 24. President Donald Trump signed the pardon for the larger-than-life character.

  • life

    The Somehow Forgotten Source of Gun Violence

    America seems to constantly be on the entrance or exit of a repeated conversation about guns and violence, which proves we are experiencing far too many mass shootings.

  • travel, life, politics

    Seattle Just Made Its Homeless Problem Worse

    I went to Seattle last year, expecting to be really impressed by the city. To say the least, it left an impression, but for many of the wrong reasons. The one thing that stood out to me the most was the homeless population.

  • faith, life, philosophy

    Can Love Really Solve Our Problems?

    When you take a gander at the divorce stats, the abortion stats, the opioid crisis stats, the homeless stats, the violent crime stats, and so many other numbers that make your heart sink, it becomes so apparent that we live in a broken world.