The Good Place & Annoying the Hell Out of Each Other

The Good Place & Annoying the Hell Out of Each Other

What The Good Place reveals over time is that everyone in this group needs each other. They all become better people in community because it’s uncomfortable. While it’s possible for these characters to spend their lives isolated from others - close to people in proximity but never letting them in - the cost of doing this is their soul. 

What Makes Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church So Popular and Yet So Controversial?

What Makes Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church So Popular and Yet So Controversial?

For those with a deep-seated conviction about pastoral authority and not undercutting “the Lord’s anointed” perhaps even this isn’t problematic; but considering the cautionary taleafter cautionary taleafter cautionary tale we’ve heard from megachurch pastors whose fame led to their downfall, Furtick’s centering himself as the unassailable visionary for the church is concerning.