Most of the internet is trying to manipulate you. That’s the best way for it to make money. And very few people on the internet are going to choose to not optimize for maximum revenue. So they’ll try … but whether their manipulation works is up to you. Here are 10 things to know about … More If You Don’t Know These 10 Things About the Internet—You’re Making It Easy for People to Manipulate You
Today is Good Friday, remembering the day when crowds demanded to crucify a man who was supposed — and had utterly failed — to make Israel great again. Israel has long and powerful legacy of being great. All Abrahamic religions clearly identify them as God’s chosen people: promised to become a great nation, one through … More Good Friday: When Jesus Decided NOT to Make Israel Great Again
Timeless premiered on Monday! Know how I knew that? Because it feels like NBC has been advertising nothing but Timeless for weeks. TV ads, giant webpage displays, you name it. For some reason, NBC seems very invested in me watching Timeless… Mondays at 10pm on NBC. So I figured, why not? I love history. I’m a … More Timeless Premiere: Is NBC’s (Sorta-Diverse) Time Travel Drama Worth the Hype?
I’m distracted. Work has been busy lately. I’ve been too caught up to focus on faith. I don’t have time to think about ways to act more like Jesus. Or try — in earnest — to better understand God’s truth or how God is leading my life. It’s not that I’m trying to ignore God. Things are just really busy at work right … More When I’m Too Distracted For God — What’s the Solution?
I’ve never cared much about fashion. Or makeup. Or any sort of beauty routine. I hate shopping for clothes. Taking longer than 15 minutes to get ready feels like a gigantic waste of time. In high school, my mom and sister thought I’d be a perfect candidate for What Not to Wear. But I brushed them aside, perfectly content with … More The Anti-Makeover: Why I’m Tired of Focusing on Looks
I really love sushi. But more than that, I love trying weird or different kinds of sushi. California rolls? No thanks. But a nice cut of raw tuna on a bed of nigiri-style rice? I’ll take 5! I’m alway up for trying something new and different, but my two sushi favorites are tako (octopus) and ikura (flying fish roe). … More Legendary Sushi: Shiro’s Pike Place Perfection
That awkward moment when you show up to Christmas and someone’s wearing your exact outfit and color scheme. Can you believe it? So weird.
Christians don’t like to talk about sin. Nobody wants to be a holier-than-thou hypocrite who pretends they have it all together while relentlessly judging other people on every little thing. There are plenty of hypocrite Christians around. And if Jesus were on earth, he’d be the first to call them out. But here’s the thing. … More Do You Hate Your Sin?