The Bachelorette: Men Tell All Recap & Final Rose Preview


Well, my experiment failed. I thought maybe if I stopped writing about this season that it would just go away. I got tired of Andi and her boy(z II men). I was tired of watching these men swaddled in scarves perusing some of this world’s greatest cities. But, I Read more

24: Live Another Day Finale


With the conclusion of another season of 24 (perhaps the last we'll ever see of Jack Bauer?), we bring in some longtime fans to discuss the finale, where the series may go from here, and how well this season lived up to the 24 we have come to know Read more

The Importance of Henderson, Tennessee (and all Hometowns)


   "Everybody has to have a hometown, Binghamton's mine. In the strangely brittle, terribly sensitive make-up of a human being, there is a need for a place to hang a hat or a kind of geographical womb to crawl back into, or maybe just a place that's familiar because that's Read more

Perspective on the New Ninja Turtles from an Emo Millennial


Today we are pumped to have a new guest contributor in Jonathan Schneck. Jonathan is the Director of New Media Innovations for the ACLJ/BeHeardProject.  He is the non-touring, semi retired, guitarist for the Grammy Nominated band Relient K. He has a Marketing Degree from Liberty University and lives in Read more

Summer under the Stars: What our love for "The Fault in Our Stars" says about us


When it comes to of-the-moment teen book series, I’m certainly a connoisseur. I eased through the Harry Potter stories, devoured the Hunger Games trilogy and – yes, sad to say – even gave the Twilight saga a spin back in the day. None of these endeavors I really regret, either. Read more

Why we dislike Shia LaBeouf


Shia LaBeouf is at it again. Seen the latest headline? The actor was ejected from a Broadway performance of “Cabaret” and promptly arrested for disorderly conduct. His crimes were worse than peering down his phone at Snapchat during the show, too. Apparently, the actor was caught smoking, yelling out Read more

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Second Annual Halloween Roundtable

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Wise Guise Halloween Second Annual Halloween Roundtable

Last year, we did one of our first Roundtables discussing all things Halloween – costumes for the young and old, movies, etc. This year, we got our growing group of friends together to give us their thoughts on funny/creative costume idea suggestions for this year, your favorite costume you’ve worn, your costumes that you think are overplayed, favorite scary movies, favorite candy to receive trick-or-treating, worst candy to receive, funny stories from past Halloweens, etc. Enjoy!

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Review: Jason Aldean w. Jake Owen at FedExForum, Memphis, TN – October 24, 2013

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Review: Jason Aldean w. Jake Owen at FedExForum, Memphis, TN – October 24, 2013

(And a list of reasons you should go to a big time country music concert ASAP.)

I won tickets to see Jason Aldean a month or so ago, and honestly I’m not that big of a fan of his. But my wife is and I know some of his songs and it was free, so it only made sense for us to go to his concert.

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Captain Phillips: Phenomenal Film, Heartbreaking Tale

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Many in the auditorium cheered as the Navy SEAL team took down the final three pirates at the movie’s climax, yet I sat silent. I know I was supposed to cheer at the superiority of our military (of whom I am incredibly proud, because HOLY COW they are good!), yet the moment felt somehow different than a similar scene in Zero Dark Thirty when SEALs took down Osama Bin Laden. It wasn’t as if the United States was wrong to kill the Somali pirates holding Captain Phillips hostage. In fact, the young men were committing one of the oldest and most contemptible international crimes. Yet, while grateful for the U.S. military and our incredible Navy SEALs who keep innocents like Captain Phillips and ourselves safe and free every day, I simultaneously mourned for those slain pirates. Not particularly the moment of their death, but instead the tragic inevitability of their life that led them to that moment.

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Concert Review: Dawes w/Jason Isbell at Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN – October 22, 2013

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dawes Concert Review: Dawes w/Jason Isbell at Minglewood Hall, Memphis, TN – October 22, 2013

If you were to make a bet with me on who the best songwriter is right now, in terms of being a storyteller, I’d gladly give you the field and take Jason Isbell for myself. He’s that damn good. Unfortunately, his opening gig for Dawes at Minglewood Hall in Memphis was entirely too short. He played for about 30 minutes, maybe seven songs, and that was it. I don’t know what the contractual obligations were, but judging by how the crowd shrank a decent amount after the opener was done, I’d say it’s safe to say that the people wanted more Jason Isbell and less Dawes. I would be in that camp. Read more

Shangri-La in India

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[This post comes to us from friend of The Wise Guise, John Nesbitt. John Nesbitt is a rare guest contributor and team owner of a jungernaut Survivor Team.  He just returned from a two week trip to India for work. He has previously written about his adventures in the Middle East.]

Shangri-La in India

The land of Maharajas and Mughals.

A land of people and trash.

A land of treasures and trash.

The juxtaposition is overwhelming

This juxtaposition makes the experience

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Jon Stewart Takes On the ObamaCare Launch

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When he’s good, he’s good. Jon Stewart has made two things clear during his long and hilarious run as host of The Daily Show:

(1) He leans left and is more sympathetic to liberal causes and the Democratic Party.

(2) He takes no prisoners and will call a spade a spade, hilariously attacking incompetence from politicians and policies across the political spectrum and from both parties.

Combined together, this means he often reserves some of his most scathing critiques for failures coming from liberals and the Democratic Party.

And the failed launch of the ObamaCare website is no exception. His takedown last night had me laughing until I cried. Enjoy!

Fantasy Worldviews – From Middle Earth to Westeros (Fare Forward Excerpt)

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The Hobbit

Author’s Note: This post is excerpts of an essay I wrote for Fare Forward. I highly recommend you visit that site, like the publication on Facebook, and even become a subscriber.  It’s a collection of people much smarter and much better at writing than me, discussing all topics you could imagine through a deeply intellectual Christian worldview.  I’m humbled to have written for them previously and for them to have been kind enough to invite me back to write again. They’re far too kind to me. I’ve tricked them into thinking I’m a legitimate writer.  Please don’t destroy this illusion. But do support Fare Forward. It’s amazing what they’re doing. 

This post contains excerpts of my essay entitled, “Fantasy Worldviews: From Middle Earth to Westeros.” Whether you’re a fan of Tolkien’s Middle Earth or Martin’s Game of Thrones universe, I think you’ll enjoy my reflections on what Martin borrows from Tolkien and what each fantasy epic tells us about ourselves and our time.

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