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God Shaped Vacuum

Everybody basically has an empty hole inside of them that they try to fill with money, drugs, alcohol, power – and none of the material stuff works.

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Blessing Zay

In case you don’t know her, this is Zay. Click here for a short film The Cincinnati Enquirer did on her and the family last year. 1,359 more words

Progressive Christianity

Reflections on philosophical rudeness

Nomy Arpaly has recently initiated a really interesting discussion on this topic.  After an excellent discussion of the problems of philosophical rudeness (read it! 620 more words


R-E-S-P-E-C-T, It's Missing from Society

It doesn’t take much effort to notice that we live in divisive times. With politicians foaming at the mouth to pit people against each other and with new hot-button issues forming nearly every day, these are the days of sharply contrasting differences. 367 more words

Flying and taking off: all for one self

A few weeks back I was one of the first to board my flight and I sat there watching everyone get on.  My row-mate made a few jokes and I nodded enough to feign interest. 751 more words


What the World Needs Now

What the world needs now according to the popular song recorded in 1965 by Jackie DeShannon “is love, sweet love”. While I do not disagree, I suggest something a bit more specific for 2016. 439 more words