Dave Chapelle said, “I don’t get mad at a photograph, because it wasn’t taken today.” Something that has permeated our lives and is prevalent today is a concept called Presentism. It’s a hellish habit of interpreting past events in terms of today’s values, philosophies, and knowledge, while having an uncritical adherence to these “now” values, … Continue reading Guilt and Judgment are for the Dammed
Let’s Make a Deal with the Devil; Sort of.
Midnight, at the crossroads of highways 49 and 61, Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. He handed his guitar to ... let's just call him the Devil, who tuned it, played a few songs and handed the instrument back to Johnson and he became one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time. … Continue reading Let’s Make a Deal with the Devil; Sort of.
The Threat of Heaven and the Promise of Hell
“So Rob, tell me; are you a God-fearing man?” Almost twenty years ago in Nashville, I was having lunch with a small business group. There were about eight of us. When our salads came, I began to eat it while conversing with the group. As their salads came, they waited for everyone to get theirs … Continue reading The Threat of Heaven and the Promise of Hell