Some unfiltered opinion about the top news stories for today, 19 April 2017.
I am not against the use of Tomahawk missiles against Syria. I am not for it, either. This issue is so terribly complicated that I’m pretty sure I’ll never fully understand all […]
I don’t take the newspaper anymore. I don’t have time to read it. The Sunday paper is usually more ads than news. I cancelled my subscription about two years ago. My neighbor, […]
I stopped writing poetry because no one wants to read poetry. We’re not a very reflective culture. Nevertheless, I wrote this several years ago, and as I preached Luke 15 (along […]
We saw Logan last night. Here is what I thought.
My Oscar Picks
Themes. I see themes everywhere, especially in this years Oscar movies.
A NO SPOILER round-up of my take on the nine best picture nominees.
Some notes from my sermon prep on Romans 6, featuring a bad haircut and Pearl Jam
Some things are just always true, no matter the circumstances or people involved.
I have this picture that hangs in my study. It is of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It has been talking to me since yesterday. In fact, it was very hard to focus on the […]
What might the cryptic subtitle ‘The Last Jedi’ mean? Maybe a lot, but it means I am twelve years old again . . .
Thought One: Protesting is an American right. It has been since the Boston Tea Party. It is woven into our DNA. I don’t protest, though, as I prefer to vote and […]
I don’t trust politicians. I didn’t trust Barack Obama. I don’t trust Donald Trump. For those who say Trump is not a politician, well, he is now. What I do trust, though, […]
File this under ridiculous.
The annual Greenbean New Year’s Predictions
Try to keep up. I am busy doing nothing, so I don’t have time to belabor my review points. I learned that Ralphie is left handed. I must have watched the movie […]
Merry Christmas From The Greenbeans!
If you haven’t seen Rogue One, stop reading now. You can come back to this post after you’ve seen the movie. Seriously, don’t go any further unless you want to see things […]
yeah, i’m looking at you NPRThe story sounds like a drug-inspired paranoia trip. But here it goes. Some conspiracy whack jobs on the interwebs told everyone that a pizza shop in Washington […]
Wow–what a ride last night was. There is nothing like election night returns. I loved every minute of it. Turns out I was very wrong about the nation’s taste for Donald Trump–or […]
On November 8 most Americans will hold their nose and vote for someone they really don’t like all that much. Many Republicans are experiencing a form of buyers remorse with Mr. Trump and Democrats really felt […]
Chris Wallace bigly won the debate last night
If they let me moderate the debate on Wednesday, here are some questions I would ask Hillary Clinton
RandoM Thing # 1 As a writer, I’m always thinking about dialogue. Listening to the POTUS debate on Monday night I decided that Mr. Trump speaks IN ALL CAPS–EVERYTHING HE SAYS IS […]
I’m probably wrong–but here are some of my expectations for tonight’s big debate between The Real Donald J and HRC
A deep thought I gained during our Tuesday morning 8AM men’s Bible study.
Something I learned a long time ago that has been a blessing.
A review of a series of four books I think you’ll like.
Things changed while I was away.
Its the first day of school around here. Prayer seems in order.
Here is your weekly dose of ridiculous. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I have a thought or two on the Ellen-Usain controversy.
Per my summer tradition, I shaved off my glorious beard after DragonFest 2016 (click here for more info about Dragonfest). I did this in stages–first seeing how it looked with no sideburns, […]
A book review for a book about the good guys against the terrorists fighting it out in the frozen land of Minnesota.
We talked about zombies, bigfoot, Tolkien, Jesus, and tragic contemporary issues.
So I saw Star Trek Beyond. Here is what I thought.
Reading through this months Texas Monthly (just about the best magazine around) and there is an interview/article with Texas writing legend Larry McMurtry. The piece begins with this mesmerizing description of his […]
Below is the Prologue and first chapter of my exciting new thriller, How Great Is the Darkness. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy, click here to go to my Amazon author […]
Yesterday was Pentecost in the Western calendar. For me it was an enjoyable experience because I was able to play the role of theologian during the sermon, which is always fun for […]
A brief review of my new novel, How Great Is The Darkness
Crafty, clever analysis by Greenbean on why Trump is the assumed GOP nominee
Daily confession is good for the soul
Some thoughts on the changes coming to the $20 bill.
I found a new writing tool–at least, new to me.
There are some things I used to be really good at that I’ve apparently forgotten how to do.
Before I get to my predictions, let me complain a bit (I am a Baptist, so complaint is my mother tongue). First, I am baffled as to how Inside Out was not […]
Brief thoughts on the eight films nominated for best picture of 2016, no spoilers.
A quick preview trailer of my upcoming novel.
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