Michael Brown, Iraq, Putin, Gaza: How to Reconcile the Brokenness?

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A soon-to-be college-bound Michael Brown is shot by Missouri police, reportedly while holding his hands above himself in surrender, and while unarmed. The resulting protests turn violent, leading ultimately to police setting up barricades, complete with snipers, tear gas and flash grenades. Local stores are decimated and scores are injured in the resulting tensions. Not [Read More...]

Cool Weed, Cold Wars, Smokin’ Apps and Hot Messes

Sometimes we just talk so damn much, there’s no time for an interview. This happens to be one of those weeks… With Sanjay Gupta re-upping his stance on Medical Marijuana, Vladimir Putin slignin’ his weight around in Ukraine, Millennials smashin cultural trends, Lent in full swing, tons of apps and shows to recommend and a [Read More...]

Punk Protesters Sentenced to Two Years in Russian Jail

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An update from CNN on the previous story about the Russian punk trio standing trial for protesting against President Putin in a Russin Orthodox church: Three members of Russian female punk rock band P—- Riot were sentenced to two years in prison Friday after they were found guilty of hooliganism for performing a song critical [Read More...]

Russian Band’s Punk Protest Prayer: Prophecy or Blasphemy?

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Sometimes a story comes along to intriguing yet so provocative that even I get a little nervous writing about it. But the recent story, offered by Huffington Post’s Senior Religion Editor Paul Raushenbush, was too intriguing not to talk about. First, there’s the matter of the Band’s name, which I’ve deemed is simply too inflammatory [Read More...]


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