The Shack Is About Trauma, not the Trinity

Theological explanations mean little, and they miss an important message

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.

The Shack is a run-away bestseller that attempts to explain how God is with us through our pain.

Fake News Is About Deception

Journalists aren't void of opinions; the problem is dishonesty

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.

Manipulation: Most of us know of CNN’s attempt to manipulate the Clinton/Sanders debates by giving this question to Hillary ahead of the town hall debate.

Opportunities to Train

I tend to grumble at training, but there is growth in each opportunity

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.

Picture taken while training for a climb. Why would I grumble over this?

Picture taken while training for a climb. Why would I grumble over this?

Benedict Bernie

I don't agree with his politics, but I, too, was let down

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.

Bernie Sanders was given a great opportunity to pivot on principle.

Bernie Sanders was given a great opportunity to pivot on principle.

The Solution to the Next Orlando

Gun and Muslim control are red herring solutions that leave us vulnerable

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.

Omar Mateem

How do you stop lunatics like this? No one seems to have the solution.

The Zika Scare

We caught the virus, but so glad we didn't fall for the hype

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.

Who at the CDC came up with this brilliant advice?

“Don’t let mosquitoes bite you.” Who at the CDC came up with this brilliant advice?