Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

Poor kid... *shudder*

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Detroit Lions: The Pursuit of Perfection

My Lions are the last perfect team in 2008 and their schedule favors their chances of making history!

Also, here is a great link to the history of Lions logos and uniforms, like this 1953 World Championship commemorative logo.

Lions Logos through History

People like to play up the fact that the Lions haven't won a Superbowl, but how easily they forget about the 1953 season!

And check out this never used Barry Sanders "Run for the Record" logo from 1999! The second greatest moment in Lions history sadly never came to pass since Barry suddenly retired after Detroit refused to trade him.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Traditional Marriage: The Unexpected Flip-side of the Obama Effect

The beautiful providence of God:

The real reason "Why Gay Marriage Was Defeated in California"

From Yahoo! News
Nov. 4 may have been a joyous day for liberals, but it wasn't a great day for lesbians and gays. Three big states - Arizona, California and Florida - voted to change their constitutions to define marriage as a heterosexuals-only institution. The losses cut deep on the gay side. Arizona had rejected just such a constitutional amendment only two years ago. It had been the first and only state to have rebuffed a constitutional ban on marriage equality. In Florida, where the law requires constitutional amendments to win by 60%, a marriage amendment passed with disturbing ease, 62.1% to 37.9%. . . .

Gays came back in some polls, but they couldn't pull out a win. Part of the reason is that Obama inspired unprecedented numbers of African Americans to vote. Polls show that black voters are more likely to attend church than whites and less likely to be comfortable with equality for gay people. According to CNN, African Americans voted against marriage equality by a wide margin, 69% to 31%. High turnout of African Americans in Florida probably help explain that state's lopsided vote to ban same-sex weddings.

Full Story

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Blast from the Reformation-Ween Day Past!

Union University: Hallowed Reformation-Ween Day 2004

Here's a little taste of a video project Joseph Gould and I put together way back in our waning days of Union University life. Joseph has the full version (but can't find it... DOH!). I went around interviewing people about how much they knew about the Reformation and whether Christians should embrace some of the Halloween traditions. The responses were varied and (for the most part) entertaining.

The microphone was in my tail. Seriously.

And this video also reveals my repressed obsession with the cultural legacy of Desiderius Erasmus.

Special Thanks to the ever-benevolent Kristina Michael and the ever-whimsical Willie George for being good sports for this interview!