Category: Culture

Culture Faith Recovery

A Moral Inventory

I’ll be honest, things are going to get a little uncomfortable. This is the step in the recovery process where things start to get very real.  It’s a good time to recall the line in the serenity prayer that says “hardship is a pathway to peace”. A series of articles on recovery. I’m on a team of […]

R. L. Solberg 
Culture Politics

Happy Independence Day

The Prayer in the First Congress Given by Reverend Jacob Duché, Rector of Christ Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 7, 1774, 9 o’clock a.m. “O Lord our Heavenly Father, high and mighty King of kings, and Lord of lords, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers on earth and reignest with power supreme and uncontrolled […]

R. L. Solberg 
Culture Philosophy

Piano Tuning & Descartes

Last summer we got a free upright piano. Even though it was a somewhat beat-up middle-of-the-road piano from 1987, I was pretty excited because it’s the first piano I’ve ever owned. We had to move it ourselves and, fortunately, we had some friends who were willing to help us out. As you might imagine, the […]

R. L. Solberg 
Culture Faith

A Pharisaical Phenomenon

Recently I found myself in an online discussion with a friend in which I was critical of a satirical meme I felt promoted a cynical, anti-Christian narrative. My point was that we need to give our fellow believers, even the wealthy ones, some grace to be human and flawed. No one really knows the heart of […]

R. L. Solberg 
Culture Faith

The Matter of Friendly Fire

Have you seen those posts on social media about why no one sings in church anymore or 5 things Christians should stop saying, or maybe those memes of Republican Jesus aimed at pointing out the hypocrisy of born again right-wingers? Apparently, it’s now trendy for Christians to slam other Christians. While at times I agree […]

R. L. Solberg 
Culture Philosophy

The Ghazi Enigma

Ecologist Dr. Elaine Smith was studying the animal life in the forested area of a popular African zoo, with the goal of making sure its ecosystem was as balanced as possible. This forest was home to a small mammal called a Ghazi whose population displayed a strange behavior. Every week, in what appeared to be […]

R. L. Solberg 
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