Mission

The Shocking Statistics of Gendercide

human trafficking

The Shocking Statistics of Gendercide

For the next 4 weeks, we'll be working our way through various resources on the issue of trafficking and exploitation. We're doing this in conjunction with our aim to support the work of Refuge for Women, a national post-human trafficking and sexual exploitation agency around the country. Pick up a bag of our REFUGE coffee and engage in the conversation with us as we look at what can be done to minimize trafficking, provide relief for those that are or who have undergone it, and bring awareness to what is already being done about it.  "Violence against women and girls is...

Read more →


A Different Definition of "Culture"

A Different Definition of "Culture"

To "culture" means to encourage something to grow. This isn't the definition of "culture" we tend to think of when we employ the word in the terms of 'culture wars' or promoting a separatist and protective stance towards the world. For those highly involved in the world of politics, religion, and social health, "culture" is usually portrayed as something you are for or against, something that carries negative tones to it in entirety. One needs simply to canalize one's way through culture and hope to make it to the western sea where one can enisle oneself in safety. And, yet,...

Read more →


How Beer Can Change the World (For the Better!)

How Beer Can Change the World (For the Better!)

In Stephen Manfield's wonderful book The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World, Manfield describes the work of the Guinness family as a company built not just on a conviction of quality beer but a company built on a conviction of social responsibility, Christian faith in action, and cultural change. If you're like me, you likely didn't know much about Guinness beyond the fact that it was a dark, stoutly beer that is almost synonymous with modern Ireland itself. I knew of Os Guinness, a Christian theologian and social critic popular for books like The...

Read more →


Why I've Had Writer's Block Lately

Why I've Had Writer's Block Lately

I've been facing writer's block for the past two years. That's a long time for someone who is an external processor and who has regularly prided himself on being a consistent and thought provoking writer. It's not that I haven't tried. I have a catalog of several dozen articles over the past couple years that I have started to write, ultimately to give up somewhere in the process. Perhaps this is something all writers face at some point. I recently learned that Victor Hugo, author of the infamous Les Miserables regularly encountered writer's block. His solution probably would meet some...

Read more →


5 Great Coffee Mugs for Father's Day Gifts

5 Great Coffee Mugs for Father's Day Gifts

Below is Drinklings list of 10 GREAT Father's Day Mugs! Use the code FATHERSDAY for 15% off too!!Don't see something here that you like? Check out our entire collection here! And consider lumping your gift in with a bag of freshly roasted coffee! Coffee and a mug make excellent Father's Day gifts!! World's Okayest Dad: Because the Best Dad is the Dad Who is Proud to Be the Okayest Dad God Made Beards: This may not be the mug for that clean shaven, three piece suit wearing dad, but for that dad that likes to grow a little gruff or the...

Read more →