Culture & Social Issues

Geeks

Do you know a geek? Are you yourself a geek? The common image of geeks is of an intelligent and technically competent, though socially backward, often serious backward, individual. I been thinking about geeks and I think I have hit upon the source of the geek problem. Since I am somewhat a geek (really a…

Paraskavedekatriaphobia

Today is one of those days that happen every so often that even believing Christians joke about. Today is Friday the 13th and the term for the fear of today is paraskavedekatriaphobia. This phobia is an ancient fear, going back to pre-Roman times and is a combination of concerns. The first is over the number…

The New Peter Pans

In so many of our new dynamic Christian Churches, many of the young (and not so young) men are not marrying. Instead they see their life in utilitarian/individualistic frameworks (success, accumulation of assets, personal growth) and despite its efforts, it appears these churches are not succeeding in shifting them to a more relational framework to…