I’m A Little Disappointed

So, it’s been two whole weeks since the nation was told it’s facing a disaster of biblical proportions and what’s happened? Nothing. Not a damn thing. No fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. No rivers and seas boiling. We haven’t begun forty years of darkness and there have been no earthquakes or volcanoes. The dead aren’t rising […]

World Vision Doesn’t Believe In The Bible?

For once, being late to the blogging party has actually worked in my favor. I really thought about jumping on the bandwagon and writing something about World Vision’s announcement that it would no longer discriminate against LGBTQ people in its hiring policies. But there was another piece that had a claim on my attention, which is […]

What’s That On Your Forehead?

Well, it’s Ash Wednesday and you know what that means: a bunch of weirdos walking around with smudgy, black crosses on their foreheads. These “weirdos” are actually mainstream and progressive Christians heathens and they do it to signify their “repentance before God”. Seriously? You can do the same thing with good, old-fashioned piety. And, by […]

Is It Enough?

In a segment last week on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart talked about the recent spate of anti-gay laws. In it, he spoke about Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of the Arizona bill and Republic opposition to the laws in general. He was not all that happy with their response, since none of them seemed to […]

Religious Freedom? Damn Straight

 In the past two weeks, several states have worked on passing legislation to allow good, God-fearing Christian folk to refuse service to the  gays, those dirty sinners. The fly in the  ointment for me has been that this great work is being accomplished by yankees and westerners (fyi, anyone outside the confines of the old Confederacy is […]

It’s Complimentary Pt II

The doctrine of complementarianism is not what you’d call “near and dear” to my heart. Truthfully, I find it tedious and even a little infuriating. All the more so because my oldest daughter is a good conservative evangelical and thinks this is the way God intends families to operate. As the word “infuriating” implies, I don’t. Personally, […]

The Problem With Youth Ministry

I’ve read a couple of articles about youth in the church, lately. One cited a survey by the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches that claimed that young people are driven away from church because youth groups are shallow and entertainment driven. The other was from Tony Jones, who is frustrated at “how quickly people abdicate […]

Way To Go, A&E

Unless you live under a rock, you know that reality star/pastor/duck hunter extraordinaire Phil Robertson has been suspended from the best show on television, Duck Dynasty, merely for preaching the gospel and speaking his mind. In an interview with GQ magazine, he spoke on the disgusting sin of homosexuality and the current plight of the […]

A Piece of My Childhood Comes to the Big Screen?

Yesterday, I saw where someone is making a movie based on a Jack Chick’s Dark Dungeons. I never read this particular one, but I remember Chick tracts from my youth. While they scared the ever-loving bejeezus out of me, I couldn’t not read them. The idea of someone making a movie based on one makes me very […]

Everybody Has an Agenda

The last sermon I heard (two weeks ago; this past weekend I was freezing my ass off at a soccer game in Fairfax, VA) was based on Luke 20:20-27. That, of course, is the passage where several Sadducees try to trip Jesus up with some bullshit about a woman who married seven different brothers and […]