Do Boycotts Work?

It is probably important to consider whether or not boycotts are actually effective before joining the call for a boycott. It is also important to define the word effective, and to consider the potential philosophical deficiencies in boycotting a company. Nike, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, and Home Depot are four major companies […]

The Definition of Happiness

It is weird to think that humans can not only define happiness but can actually experience it in various forms. On a psychological level, it is important for humans to recognize happiness and contrast it with tragedy, because happiness is never guaranteed. In order to truly recognize goodness, one must […]

Yes. Marriage Is Important.

As I was driving home from work one day last week, I had a simple revelation. It wasn’t one of those epic “Ah-ha!” moments, but more of a gentile reminder. The revelation was that marriage is important. I know this seems like an obvious declaration, but I found myself wondering […]

Does Pop-Culture Matter?

When I first started going to church, I was basically a 19 year old punk. I longed for some kind of community and stability and much like any other angst ridden teenager, I was searching for something greater than myself. I was also really into this girl that I worked […]

Baseball, Anxiety, and the Length of the Wick in a Candle

“For it is money they have, and peace they lack.” When James Earl Jones utters this phrase in Field of Dreams, it’s hard for me not to get a lump in my throat. As cheesy as some might consider this scene, it nonetheless resonates with me and remains an iconic […]