Giving up to grow up; or how I committed digital suicide

When I was in high school, my friends gave me a nickname: SuperJon. It started as a joke but ended up sticking in a way that weird high school nicknames stick. My high school girlfriend even gave me a Superman t-shirt with “SuperJon” across the back. Over... read more

On faith and fandom; or when can I criticize the coach?

I’m in a crisis. It’s not a real crisis or anything terribly important, but it’s something I’m wrestling with in my head and can’t get a grip on. I like sports. A lot. My college degree is in Sport Management with a minor in coaching. I’ve worked for a Division I... read more

The red cup crisis; or how we got worked up over a lie

Red cups. That’s what we are offended by this week. Towards the end of last week, a video of an angry dude with a beard started getting shared on Facebook. In it, he claimed Starbucks hated Jesus and therefore took the word Christmas off their annual holiday... read more

The sin we brag about; or how you’re committing murder

If I told you I stole something, your opinion of me would change. If I told you I cheated on my wife, you’d think I was a horrible person. If I told you I’d killed someone, you would want me in jail for the rest of my life. But if I told you I’d worked three straight... read more

The less than definitive guide to cussing as a Christian

A few years back a comedy duo named Tripp & Tyler put out a video called Shoot Christians Say. The video was making fun of Christianese, or all the terms Christians use on a regular basis. If you haven’t seen the video, I recommend you go watch it now. It’s pretty... read more

A few thoughts on my favorite four letter word

Everyone has a favorite four letter word. You may not say your word as often as other people say theirs, but deep down, you love your word. My word has changed over the years. When I was a kid, my favorite four letter word was definitely “wish.” Whenever I wanted... read more

Maybe Tupac was right; or reactions to the Oregon shooting

Yesterday there was a mass shooting at a school in Oregon. It was the 994th mass shooting in America in the past three years. We’ve lost over 1200 people to these shootings in the same time frame. Those numbers sound gigantic – mainly because they are –... read more