Angels and Demons

  Spend even a few minutes listening to an evangelical/fundamentalist sermon and it’s almost inevitable that you’ll hear about angels and/or demons. It is a topic our more conservative brothers and sisters are not afraid to embrace. I, on the other hand, usually get uncomfortable when it comes up. I don’t have a problem talking about […]

Saved From What?

Recently, I saw a quote from George Barna, where he said “The United States is one of the largest mission fields in the world. If you took all the unsaved people in the U.S. and made them a nation of their own, it would be the fifth most populous nation on earth today.” To be […]

Was Jesus Real?

There’s a new book out, titled Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Amazon describes it as “a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of Nazareth.” As I read that description, I was reminded of an article on CNN about atheists. As usual, they got […]

Is Walmart the Anti-Christ?

If there is a corporation that is guaranteed to get a progressive, hipster Christian’s drawers in a knot, it’s Walmart. But, contrary to what some might say, Walmart is not evil and it is not the anti-Christ (maybe it is, but we’ll get to that another time). Do they have some crappy business practices? Yes, […]

What I’ve Learned Since the Election

A lot has been said about the last election. It was, no doubt, historic. The first African-American ever elected President of the United States won re-election by a rather decisive margin. He did so with a sputtering economy and an unpopular war on his hands; in doing so, he won the highest vote of any […]

Religion and Politics Pt. II

Talking about religion and politics is getting to be my stock in trade these days. The last time I addressed this aspect of But Not Yet, I said Diana (my significant other) would  frown and say I shouldn’t do it. But, since then, her scorn has diminished and she’s even liked some of my more […]

I Aim To Misbehave

I’ve never a big fan of the  “culturally relevant” church. Not because  it’s a bad thing, but because most churches tend to suck at it. Usually, it’s something like “The Dark Night; An Easter Story” which tells how Batman and Robin “discover the true meaning of Easter”. And, it’s not a good Batman on the poster; it’s usually Adam West from the cheesy 60’s […]

April Fourth…

[youtube LHcP4MWABGY] Considering that today is the 44th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr., I thought starting this entry by sharing U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love)”. Bono, lead singer of U2 and composer of the song, has said the song is about the two sides of the civil rights movement, […]

The iPhone, Foxconn and Me

A couple of years ago, I got a new phone. I have to admit I did not prepare myself before I went to the store and inquired about an upgrade. Because of that, I allowed the sales rep to talk me into a huge piece of crap called the KIN 2M. The KIN 2M was one […]

Keeping Occupied

Saying that the Occupy Wall Street protests have been in the news lately is like saying Napoleon had a little setback at Waterloo; it’s true, but doesn’t even begin to tell the story.  Almost everyone has an opinion on this phenomenon and those opinions seem to depend on your political views.  Most of my conservative friends (the vocal ones, anyway) think […]