It’s Not About Us

The movie Mouse Hunt was a staple growing up in the Giese house. At the beginning of the movie, the protagonist, a renowned chef, hosts the mayor at his restaurant, but to his demise, a cockroach escapes from an old cigar box and makes its way onto the mayor’s plate – it cost him everything …

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Explaining The Darkness: We’re More Like Nazis Than We Want To Admit

Oma and Opa, which is German for Grandma and Grampa, were born in Germany and moved to America after World War 2. Opa fought on the Russian front in the war. As a kid, I told some of my friends, and they jokingly called me a Nazi, so I quit telling them. The Nazis and …

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Ignorance is Bliss

The Matrix is the first DVD my family ever owned, and as a kid, we watched it countless times. I was too young to understand most of the plot, but I was drawn to the action scenes. One of my favorite lines came from a scene that I didn’t fully understand until I was older. …

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Relativism and the Central Role of Emotion

This is Andrew’s dad writing.  Andrew is on vacation, but he will be back next week. In Responding to God’s Grace, Andrew wrote about his cousin’s children and a boy he called Sean.  Reflecting on Andrew’s sober meditation on the advantages of a nurturing family, I remember how having children of my own made me …

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