Tag Archives: sociology

Don Imus Should be a Gangsta Rapper

I’m a gangster, I’m a straight up G. The gangster life is the life for me! Shooting people by day, selling drugs by night. Being a gangster is hella tight. – “I’m a Gangster” by Rappy McRapperson Nerdcore rap cracks me up in general, but the above parody of gangster rap is one of my […]

Thug Life

[While going through old posts, I found a comment that I felt deserved a post of its own. Since the author is a relative of mine and a guest blogger here, I took the liberty of editing the text and publishing it here. Funky] Violent music, aggressive thoughts linked “Violent lyrics in songs increase aggression-related […]

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Fans of Stuff’s latest about having lots of kids might find these articles interesting. Bucking the norm, some families think big Itís barely a blip on the nationís demographic radar ó 11 percent of U.S. births in 2004 were to women who already had three children, up from 10 percent in 1995. But there seems […]

Charitable Interpretation

Harmonious interaction between bloggers, particularly Christian bloggers, is very important to me. Blogs have tremendous potential for bringing folks of diverse backgrounds together. They can also contribute to fracturing the Body Christ. One courtesy I ask of my commenters is to use "interpretive charity" (aka charitable interpretation). It means, among other things, that we should […]

Language and Order

Witnessing all the recent hubbub about new English mass translation that’s just been approved by US bishops and the ever-present tensions between rival Bible translators, I thought the following quite from Peter Berger’s The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion might provoke interesting discussion. "The social world constitutes a nomos both objectively […]