Protect Your Daughters; Turn Them Into Corporations

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 It’s been suggested that the recent Supreme Court decision involving Hobby Lobby’s resistance to provide insurance coverage for particular types of birth control is a blow to women’s rights. But if we’re willing to think creatively, not unlike writer and satirist Jonathan Swift, SCOTUS may have unknowingly offered us a loophole. The recent Supreme Court [Read More...]

GO: The Biggest Word in the Great Commission

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Our son, Mattias, is a complicated kid. He’s sweet, creative and remarkably intelligent. But to say he is strong willed would be underselling his capacity for intransigence. When he was in preschool he, like many kids, went through a “naked phase.” He never wanted to have his clothes on at home (which was no small [Read More...]

Lobster Hands, World Vision and Raising Babies (CultureCast)

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Jess the Intern and Philip the Page show off their costuming skills for Zoe’s play, Christian talks about his new job with Crowd Scribed, and Amy can’t remember her Fear of the Week… again. I guess the world just isn’t nearly as scary as it used to be? In the echo chamber, the crew discusses the [Read More...]

Four Reasons Men Need Paternity Leave

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I was saddened, but not entirely surprised, by the response New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy received from the sports world for taking the first couple games of the new season off to be with his family during the birth of his child. I was particularly disappointed with Boomer Esiason, retired football quarterback, who [Read More...]

Five Things That Will Shock Our Grandkids About Us

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I’m a big fan of the TV show Mad Men, which takes place in the midst of the Madison Avenue advertising agencies back in the ’60s and ’70s. Sure, I enjoy the drama and the “cool factor” of Don Draper and his cavalier ad team. But for me, the most fascinating part is all of the cultural [Read More...]

Five Ways to De-Commercialize Christmas

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We’ve created a Christmas monster: a grotesque assemblage of pagan, Christian and capitalist symbolism into something that resembles something we’re both attracted to and repulsed by at the same time. We’re fueled by an admixture of both guilt and greed, while the domestic economy pins its annual hopes on our propensity for spending far more [Read More...]

Sandy Hook and the Endurance of Love

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This week marks a year since the nearly incomprehensible school shootings in Newtown, Conn. Gaping holes in families, lives, and the greater community remain, as the question of why such a thing happened still lingers on everyone’s lips and in minds. Looking back for answers sometimes only serves to deepen the wounds, rather than help [Read More...]

How Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Missed the Mark

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I love Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace coursework. It put our family on stable financial footing years ago, and Amy and I never fight about financial matters any more. We find plenty of other things to fight about, but that’s a different post, I suppose… Ramsey has come under fire recently for a list of “Rich [Read More...]


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