Omega Males, David Brooks, and the Importance of Glamour

Slate recently ran a story about men they called “Omega males.” Definitely not Alpha, not quite Beta.  Essentially, this class of men is drifting through their post-college and thirtysomething years, not making much of themselves, struggling to find love, and making little dent on the world. This kind of guy seems to have proliferated in [Read More...]

The Link, February 13, 2009: The Sad State of “The Office”

1. You should check out Stephen Witmer’s church blog.  Stephen is a bright, godly pastor in Pepperell, MA who has a PhD from Cambridge and training under John Piper.  As a fellow New Englander, I am really excited to see what the Lord does through the ministry of his church in coming days.  He just [Read More...]

Real-Life Sanctification: How Much Television Should a Christian Watch?

I actually figured this one out the other day. Turns out the correct amount rounds out to about eight hours a week. Just thought that you might want to know. And with that, I bring this bad joke to a close, even as I ask this question in a serious manner: how much tv should [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, March 14, 2008: 9 Crimes, and the Sound of Falling Slowly

1. Earlier this week, I wrote about the movie Once. Here’s the movie’s key song, “Falling Slowly”. Tell me it’s not a great song. It’s especially exhilarating to see the song performed in the movie. It’s all make-believe, of course, but in the movie, the key actors compose it together in a music store. It’s [Read More...]


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