A news headline reads that workers are suffering without air conditioning. The actual story gets buried in the article so as not to offend cultural sensitivities.
The all-star team over at Things Above Us has brought me onboard as a writer. My first article is about how changes in NASCAR's points system may reflect negative societal changes. The rest of the blog is much more worth checking out and subscribing to. Moka Thought will continue as an outlet for things that don't fit within Things … Continue reading Now Writing at Things Above Us!
"Too soon"? Perhaps. Did "we" have it coming? Also yes. By "we," I mean the Navy, as I am a Navy Surface Warfare veteran. By now, you probably know of the recent respective collision incidents involving USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain, and you almost certainly know of the damage in south Texas from Hurricane Harvey. … Continue reading Dark Humor and Incivility
I found myself once in the middle of something like this at a Sunday morning service at a relative's church. I had left the Navy about five weeks prior, and they wanted veterans to stand up for their particular service anthems. I remained seated for "Anchors Aweigh." Moreover, they managed to "churchify" the song. You … Continue reading What Was Being Worshiped Yesterday at First Baptist Church in Dallas?
Instead of making a scholarly comparison between a bandwagon and a garbage truck, let's look at the historical context. The Historical Context We all went berserk when Together 2016 announced that the Pope would be delivering a "special video greeting" during the event on the National Mall. Mysteriously after Nick Hall's visit to the Vatican, … Continue reading Nabeel Qureshi and the Context of Together 2016
News came to the Christian twittersphere yesterday via Dr. White that the U.S. Navy is naming a ship after homosexual rights icon Harvey Milk. I have nothing unique to contribute in terms of the record of Harvey Milk's life, but I am a seven-year Navy veteran who specialized in floating gray vessels, so it's probably a … Continue reading What Christians need to know about USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206)
Following my post pointing out its factual error, Christian News has now corrected its article. Editor’s Note:An earlier version of this story stated that a message from Bergoglio was played at Together 2016, which was previously promoted by the organization PULSE, led by Nick Hall, in a national press release: (see“Pope Francis to Address Americans … Continue reading Christian News corrects Together 2016 article, but there’s still something fishy.
For those who believe Ronnie Floyd and want to add this to their bibles, here's the text. Who can heal our nation? And who can heal the family and who can heal the church? Here it is. Not a politician. Not a political party. Not a president. Not a governmental agency. Not a state. Not … Continue reading Ronnie Floyd has 142 words of new revelation from God at Together 2016
(Update: Christian News has corrected this article now, but there's still something fishy.) A headline from Christian News entitled "‘Pope’-Endorsed Ecumenical ‘Together 2016’ Unites Christians, Catholics in Nation’s Capital" reports the following [emphasis added]: That would be news to me, considering that I watched nearly the entire livestream, and also considering that Together 2016 stated many times … Continue reading Did Christian News actually watch Together 2016 before reporting on it?