YOLO! SNL Turns the Phrase On Its Head And Demonstrates Another Kind of Faithlessness

Most of us have heard the phrase "you only live once," now commonly shortened to that maddeningly moronic acronym YOLO. Rappers Drake and Rick Ross blessed us with this gift in pop culture, and it's now common to hashtag #yolo in tweets and instagrams depicting recklessly stupid behavior. The main point is you only live once, so why not? It's the mantra of mindless kids and the punch line to many jokes about youthful foolhardiness. As someone somewhere once put it, "YOLO is carpe diem for … [Read more...]

The Minority Report: Is YOLO Worth Redeeming?

Every Tuesday in The Minority Report, Drew Dixon takes a look at trends in youth culture and offers some biblical wisdom for navigating them.I recently took the high school graduates in my church on their senior trip. These students had been very active at our church, serving both the student ministry and the wider church body and so I wanted to reward with a special trip of their own choosing. During the trip, my wife and I learned about the new phrase that was going around, "YOLO" which … [Read more...]