Category Archives: pop culture

Seeing Red: Starbucks, the Evangelical Fringe, and Ephesians 4:32

Marketing, which is essentially communicating a message effectively, is an ever-evolving artistic science, especially at this time of year. (Y’all noticing that “this time of year” seems to sneak up on us faster every year? Me too, but I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John, America, capitalism, Christianity, Christmas, Coffee, Controversy, cups, current events, faith, gratitude, holidays, Jesus, Kindness, Marketing, pop culture, religion, Starbucks, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Rodalena Reviews: War Room

You can’t laugh in here…this is the War Room. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Empathy, Evangelicalism, faith, Fundamentalism, God, movies, Obedience, pop culture, prayer, religion, Rodalena Reviews, Stephen King, Typical Christian Film, War Room | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Josh and Anna, or Jacob and Leah

Anna Duggar is the Leah of our time. Continue reading

Posted in Book of Genesis, Christianity, compassion, current events, Dignity, Duggars, Empathy, Evangelicalism, faith, Fundamentalism, God, Hell, King James Bible, Leah, Obedience, pain, pop culture, religion, Rich Mullins, Separation, Suffering, The Red Tent, Women | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

The Face on Your Currency

I think we as women need to take responsibility for how we are perceived. Continue reading

Posted in beauty, Culture, current events, Dignity, Feminism, Judgment, pop culture, Women | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Call Me Repulsed

I sort of wonder if Jesus was standing between Caitlyn Jenner and the stone-weilders today, what He’d be writing in the sand. Continue reading

Posted in Caitlyn Jenner, Christianity, Conservatism, Controversy, Culture, current events, Duggars, Evangelicalism, Fundamentalism, Judgment, Parenting, politics, pop culture, sin | Tagged , , , , | 16 Comments

Consider the Victims

Think before you speak. Continue reading

Posted in childhood, compassion, Controversy, current events, Duggars, Empathy, flowers, pain, Personal Responsibility, pop culture, Privacy, self-control | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

How Hugh Jackman Helped Me Break Out of My Bloggy Rut

I was in a rut. Wolverine saved the day. Continue reading

Posted in Biblical interpretation, blogging, Christianity, Controversy, Culture, current events, Fundamentalism, Interpretation, movies, Paul, pop culture, Reading, religion, writing | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

On Blue (or maybe white) Dresses, and Interpreting Deuteronomy and Hozier

Is there always One Correct Interpretation, or can language convey more than one true meaning? Continue reading

Posted in Biblical interpretation, Billy Collins, Bookof Deuteronomy, Communication, Hozier, metaphors, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, pop culture, Questions, religion, Spirituality, Truth, Words, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Goldfish Brains

Social media has played a large role in turning a lot of people into hermits in real life. Continue reading

Posted in Culture, facebook, Media, pop culture, Social Media, YouTube | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Rodalena Reviews: Nightcrawler

Photography and marksmanship have an eerie similarity that this movie brilliantly shows: the lens can often become a wall. Continue reading

Posted in Guns, Media, movies, Nightcrawler, photography, pop culture, Rodalena Reviews, Television | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments