Now Writing at Things Above Us!

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!

What Was Being Worshiped Yesterday at First Baptist Church in Dallas?

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?

Nabeel Qureshi and the Context of Together 2016

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

What Christians need to know about USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206)

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)

Christian News corrects Together 2016 article, but there’s still something fishy.

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.

Ronnie Floyd has 142 words of new revelation from God at Together 2016

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

Did Christian News actually watch Together 2016 before reporting on it?

(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?