Forget What Someone Says to You When They’re Angry

"Never forget what people say to you when they're angry, that is when the truth comes out."This is a common maxim, one that we often assume is true. But is it true? Are people most honest or truthful when they are angry?The logic is that when someone is angry, their emotions run high and they … Continue reading Forget What Someone Says to You When They’re Angry

The Moment of Truth [Game Show]

The Moment of Truth is a 2008/09 American TV game show whereby participants get to answer 21 questions and stand to win a grand prize of $500,000. Prior to going on the show, each participant is administered a polygraph exam. This is done by answering 50 random questions, most of which are intensely personal. 21 … Continue reading The Moment of Truth [Game Show]

When Right Is Wrong and Good is Bad

You've probably heard this expression before. WWJD. What Would Jesus Do? It's a common expression (well, not so common these days) often used to remind someone to do the right thing. To resist temptation to son and act like Jesus. Canton Jones' song, "Stay Saved", comes to mind when I think about WWJD. In the … Continue reading When Right Is Wrong and Good is Bad

The Point of Paul’s “Thorn in the Flesh”

I don't recall ever hearing a sermon or reading a commentary on 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 in which the speaker or writer did not pause to speculate on what Paul's thorn could have been. Somehow, the nature of this thorn seems important to us than it was to Paul, who chose not to reveal it. It … Continue reading The Point of Paul’s “Thorn in the Flesh”

The Cross and Hip Hop Culture

Do beliefs inform cultural expressions or do cultural expressions inform beliefs? I know that in philosophy and science, the philosophers and scientists respectively observe [externally] the life and the cultural expressions of people in order to formulate what laws, principles and beliefs inform and drive those actions. No one assumes that some of those actions, … Continue reading The Cross and Hip Hop Culture