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 
Music & Art

Gloryland (Live)

Last year (2014) I was blessed to be a part of a big Christmas tour with my band Dust & Daisies. We got to play a bunch of shows across southern Norway, where I’ve got lots of good friends that I love. And then we got to play a few shows here in the US […]

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 […]

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Culture Philosophy Politics

The Wade Resonance

It’s like a science fiction horror plot; imagine an epidemic with a 100% mortality rate that suddenly pops up in the Australian outback.  It spreads to the small towns, then to larger cities, and over the course of just two generations, it kills every man, woman, and child, leaving the entire island of Australia, 3 million square […]

R. L. Solberg 
Culture Politics

Three Facts

Here are three facts. Feel free to draw your own conclusions: On September 11, 2001, nearly three thousand Americans were killed in the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history. From that day until January 2009 there were no other radical Islamic terrorist attacks on US soil. Since January 2009 we’ve had the Fort Hood […]

R. L. Solberg 
Culture Philosophy

A Dogmatic Permutation

I’m noticing a troubling trend with these mass shooting tragedies, like the San Bernadino massacre that happened yesterday. But before I get there, let me first say how heartbreaking it is that we’re experiencing so many mass shootings so often that trends are beginning to emerge. What I’m starting to see—and I hasten to add that […]

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