Spiritual but Not Religious?

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve probably heard it a thousand times. It’s a beloved Americanism, an unquestioned cultural refrain, a true motto of the modern age, and it goes something like this: “I’m spiritual. I’m just not very religious.” Rough translation: “I believe in something beyond the physical substance that makes up my body […]

Don’t Change the Channel

If you’re like most television-watching Americans, you hate commercials. Few things are more annoying than having your favorite show interrupted by some toothpaste company telling you that four out of five dentists recommend their product. Isn’t this one of the main reasons we pay through the nose to get cable packages with hundreds of channels? […]

Planting Roots in a Restless World

As a sports fan, I should know better. But at the end of every season, I’m always surprised at how quickly the pundits start talking about off-season changes. Just this week, the NBA season wrapped up as the Cleveland Cavaliers won an improbable championship, and the very next morning, I found myself reading about all […]