Well played, Arkansas. Well played.

This past weekend, the League of the South’s Arkansas chapter  celebrated America’s birthday with a rally in support of “traditional marriage” and, get this, the Confederate flag. I’ll pause here for a minute to the deliciousness of that irony sink in…, is that not awesome? Of course, it’s easy for me to revel in this amazing display […]

“Contemporary” Isn’t A Cuss Word

I am so sick of people laying part of the blame for the church’s decline at the feet of “the contemporary worship experience”. I’m talking about people like Steve McSwain, who said in his article Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore that “It’s been the trend in the last couple of decades for traditional, mainline […]

Getting Married

Steve Chalke, an evangelical pastor in the UK, dropped a huge bombshell recently when he came out in support of monogamous same-sex relationships. Of course, he was immediately branded a heretic, a relativist, a false teacher, etc. Chalke is no stranger to controversy; his views on atonement theory caused the breakup of a large Christian conference in […]

Christmas Songs

This year, the girls and I hosted our family Christmas dinner and get-together. We decided to do this for a couple of reasons; the main one being we just moved into a new place and wanted to show off a little. Now, Christmas music at the Rieves house has always been pretty traditional. And, if it wasn’t […]