Transmitting the Faith

I have a confession to make: I am a man. Not only that, I am a white man. In the southern United States. Which means I’m part of a very privileged group. As such I’m probably the absolute last person that should say a single word about the brouhaha over Ms. Phyllis‘ words in Memphis […]

That’s Just Common

In “Brother to a Dragonfly“, Will Campbell tells a story about a preacher he knew named Thad Garner. Campbell said Garner was the most profane and profound man he ever knew.  Garner always referred to himself as his church’s mascot, saying “They feed me well. They even love me. They pat me on the head […]

Complimentary? Not Hardly

Outside of a few references to specific people, I haven’t said much about women here and that’s not good. I tend to wear blinders when I start in on certain issues and don’t always see other important ones. Sometimes, it takes a slap upside the head to get my attention and this time was no […]

You’re Not Being Persecuted.

Lately, we’ve heard more than a few conservatives (Christians mostly) claiming they are being persecuted for their beliefs. Whenever they’re accused of being bullying, they shout “You’re persecuting me because of my religion! You’re the bully!”  These people are convinced that the Left (political and religious) are curtailing their right to religious freedom. As CBN reported  recently “If you get the […]

What it Means to Be a Man

What with Mark Driscoll’s new book on marriage and his winning ways of relating to the world, the question of manhood is making the rounds again. Okay, maybe not in normal people circles, but it is all the rage in Bloggerworld (a very odd parallel universe where people obsess over esoteric religious questions). Of course, Pastor […]

It’s Complimentary!

Mark Driscoll is one of those people who set my teeth on edge.  Invariably, some blogger/reporter/random person will relate something he’s said and I’m astounded at just how asinine it sounds.  A couple of days ago, Driscoll posted this status: “Mars Hill Church now has over 50 pastors, some paid & some unpaid. 20 more men […]