Me, Jack and The Devil

So, Jack Chick died last week. You may not know who he was and, if that’s true, you should probably count yourself lucky. If you are that fortunate, let me give a little background. Chick was a cartoonist and publisher best known something called “Chick tracts”: tiny, little fundamentalist/evangelical comic books that attempted to scare people […]

Diddling For Demons?

Today, my friends, we’re going down the dark, creepy rabbit hole that is fundamentalist Christian sexual concepts. The one we’re looking at today involves demons; which should tell you just how fucked up things are in that realm. If reading something that makes you feel like you’ll never be clean again isn’t your bag, you may […]

Adult Coloring Books = Tool Of Satan

As you probably  know, adult coloring books are a thing these days. Not for me, though. I hate coloring. In fact, I have always hated coloring. Why? Mostly because my ADHD makes staying inside the lines a real challenge. Now, you might be thinking, “So what? Color outside the lines. Nobody cares.” Unfortunately, I’m also […]

Watch Out, Fox. You’ve Incurred The Wrath Of One Million Moms

With all the craziness in the news lately, I thought we could all use a break from stories about Donald Trump’s racist/xenophobic/idiotic comments, Ben Carson’s memory issues and the terminal case of foot-in-mouth disease that seems to be afflicting all the Republican presidential candidates. I don’t know about you, but that bullshit’s getting a little […]

Trigger Warning

I’ll start this out with a somewhat controversial statement: I am not a fan of the trigger warning. Actually, I guess it’s more accurate to say I’m conflicted about the trigger warning. I understand that hearing certain things can be very hard for someone who’s suffered trauma((been there, done that)). At the same time, I […]

Halloween Isn’t Scary Anymore

So, it’s Halloween again. This is Parker’s((my son)) favorite holiday, He really gets into it, decorating the house, coming up with ever-more elaborate costumes and watching Halloween-related movies (think more Corpse Bride and less Friday the 13th). I, however, am not such a fan. Why, you ask? Because a big part of the whole Halloween […]

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 […]

Part of Two of Our Series: Everybody Learns

Education is a theme that doesn’t often get associated with Jesus, but He had a hand in changing it, also. Before Jesus, education tended to be reserved for the élite. In Israelite culture, around the age of 5, young boys spent a good part of their day in synagogue memorizing the Torah. Those who showed […]

Halloween’s A-Coming

And, you know what that means: evangelical Christian groups everywhere are breaking out their favorite alternatives to battle Satan on “his” holiday.  Unfortunately, most of those alternatives are a lame imitation of Halloween.  Some evangelical churches have what they call “Hallelujah Night”, a fall festival with games, trunk or treating and fun stuff.  Some churches pull out […]