Road Trip!

Last week, I experienced a little taste of what I think heaven will be like.  It tasted like an abandoned motel and a flat tire. Let me explain. If you read last week’s post, you’ll know that I took my family to Washington D.C. for the Cherry Blossom festival last week.  We took our time getting […]

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Cherry Blossoms and Limestone Blocks

When we scheduled a family trip to our nation’s capital for this week, we had no idea that we were coming while the city was closed for repairs.  The Capitol Dome: under scaffolding for restoration.  The National Mall: a dirt pit awaiting new sod.  The Reflecting Pool: drained due to geese.  The Jefferson Memorial: open, but currently being […]

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(Not Iscariot)

Welcome to Redeeming Culture!  What follows is a brief dramatization of what some people call “Spy Wednesday” – the day Judas began seeking an opportunity to betray Jesus.  This is based in fact, but other than the names and basic facts, what follows is fiction.  Judas (not Iscariot) may or may not have seen these […]

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#RaceTogether

It seems like fads (like #TheDress) and jokes (like #RuinADateIn5Words) can be started, get a hashtag, trend on Twitter, make it into the Facebook sidebar, become a Buzzfeed listicle, then become a Wikipedia article and die all within about one infant sleep cycle.  (I’m starting to measure all time in infant sleep cycles, the most important unit […]

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Reasons My Son Is Crying

My son is nearing five months of age. He’s generally a really quiet baby; And so far, the things he cries about are truly cry-worthy from the viewpoint of a child under half a year with no understanding of object permanence: “Mommy and Daddy are gone, probably forever!” “I’m so hungry, and I’ll be hungry probably […]

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Leonard Nimoy

My family has always been a fan of genre fiction.  My mother is a fantasy fanatic and my father schooled me in the ways of science fiction.  The story of their first date (to see Star Wars in first run) is practically a family legend.  But some of my oldest memories are of the adventures of […]

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Frozen and True Myth

Spoiler Alert: This post assumes you’ve seen Disney’s Frozen. You have been warned. Clickbait sites love to compare popular movies to other popular culture.  “Avatar is the same as Pocahontas!,” they scream out on Facebook and Twitter.  “The Lion King is the same as Hamlet!”  “Robin Hood is jsut like Gladiator!”  “22 Jump Street is exactly the same as 21 Jump […]

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