For those who have experienced trauma, The Shack (the novel and now movie) is a profound story that has extreme power to heal. But to some, The Shack is heresy and evil. Let me explain the conflict between the two.
Mixing “fake news” into your media intake is like watching a nasty debate round. To me—a teacher of debate and persuasion—it’s obvious what Fake News is, how it is used to manipulate you, and how it may be overcome.
Two images impacted me last night. The first was of the widow of William Ryan Owens, special operative who gave his life for his country last month in an unfortunate attack in Yemen. Carryn looking to heaven in tears is seared into my mind and heart:
I just returned from a speech tournament in Colorado Springs where I judged Extemporaneous Speaking. The hovering reality of “fake news,” I believe, has forever changed the event. Some are bemoaning this, but I believe the change is a good thing.
Advertisers hoped to persuade the Super Bowl’s 111.3 million watchers. Though both companies tackled the same issue of immigration, good for Anheuser-Busch, bad for 84 Lumber. Here’s why.
I usually root for the underdog when I care so little for either. I have no dog in the fight this year. But this time I hope the Patriots take their 5th Lombardi Trophy. I want to see Tom Brady overcome public shame.
I’m coming out of my busy work season, closing my yearly curriculum-writing routine that I’ve repeated since 1998. I’m getting focused on other important matters. I have three to share with you, and I bet you’ll appreciate that which I’m learning from each.
I know a lot of liberals. I find most of them to be loving, life-giving and freedom-believing people. The ones I knew were big Bernie Sanders believers, and in a way, that gave me hope.
With a tragedy like Orlando (and San Bernardino, Colorado Springs, Chattanooga, and Charleston of the last year), I search for answers. But it is almost impossible to find them amidst the social media pontification from the Left and the Right. Both are obnoxious and critically wrong. I feel we are sitting ducks for another senseless murder.
Wendy and I considered canceling our 25th Anniversary trip to Puerto Rico due to the on the Zika Virus. But then we dug into research, and deduced that it would be ridiculous. The media was hyping up a scam, and the government was blowing the flames.