Pastor Steven Anderson: Jews Don’t Believe In The Torah

Pastor Steven Anderson has a long and well established reputation for bringing the crazy in the desert. This Phoenix area pastor has taken bold biblical stands against men sitting down to pee, National Geographic Magazine, Christian music, and women in general. Ridiculousness is essentially his spiritual gift. But, apparently, Pastor Anderson's fundamentalism has taken a strange and, frankly, disturbing new turn. In his latest sermon, entitled The Jews and Their Lies (and...
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Pastor: Homosexuals Are Possessed By Putrid-Smelling Demons

In the seemingly never ending battle over homosexuality in the church, a common chorus I often here repeated from those opposed to marriage equality is that their opposition, no matter how intense, is in fact an act of love. Unfortunately, that "love" often looks a whole lot like hate. For example, I'm not sure how telling gay folks that they are demon possessed and so foul smelling that even pigs don't want to be around them is...
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The Trailer For Black Jesus

Christian Nightmares called my attention to the release of the new Adult Swim show Black Jesus. While I'm sure it won't get a warm welcome from the majority of the Christian community, I have to admit that from what I see in the trailer, some of it looks pretty darn funny. It looks like it does a great job of poking fun at our expectations of who Jesus is and what we expect...
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The Time I Chased A Moose Through Yellowstone National Park

I should let you know up front that this post has no surprise Rob Bell-esque twist at the end where I come out of nowhere with a deep theological insight. This is just a story about me chasing a moose through Yellowstone National Park that I wanted to share A) for your amusement and B) because after years lost in the wilderness, my friend Ryan just uncovered pictures of the momentous occasion. Unfortunately, the entire story is...
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Have You Ever Been To An Oh By The Way Church?

Have you ever been to an Oh By The Way church? Chances are good that if you live in America you probably have. Or at least you've driven by one because we LOVE Oh By The churches in the good ole USA and just can't seem to stop building them. And why not? They're awesome. They've got an endless array of facilitates, opportunities, and activities to keep you busy, fed, and entertained till you're heart's content. Still not sure what I'm...
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The Creepiest Jesus(es) You’ll Ever See

A while back I shared the most awkward Jesus paintings I've ever seen. That post happened because one painting that took me down a rabbit hole of awkwardness no human should ever have to experience. Well, like before, I once again stumbled upon one picture and this time inadvertently opened up a pandora's box of creepy Jesus that I didn't want to know existed. But since I know now it does indeed exist- and can't...
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The Treasonous Love Of Jesus (A 4th Of July Reflection)

centurion(H/T) There's an interesting encounter Jesus has in the eighth chapter of Matthew with somebody he should have nothing to do with. Ok, there's nothing particularly unusual about that. Jesus met and ate and associated with all sorts of people he wasn't supposed to talk to or hang out with. But this particular miraculous meeting seems good to remember as we get ready to celebrate that most patriotic...
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Elton John Preaches On Jesus, The Church, & Same-Sex Marriage

elton john (image via Yahoo) Elton John is one of the most iconic musicians of the past half century. The awards and accolades he's received are too numerous to recount here. But it seems we can now add to his long list of accomplishments the title of preacher. Speaking recently to Britain's Sky News, Elton John spoke of his fondness for Pope Francis before dropping this mini-sermon....
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This Week In Jesus – Volume 4

I normally do my summary of all things Jesus at the beginning of the week, but this week I'm going with the wrap-up approach. That way if something weighs heavy or hilariously on your heart, it'll be fresh on your mind to discuss with your pastor on Sunday. First up, be careful what you eat this weekend. You might just find yourself biting into Jesus. Or, you know, a smudge that looks nothing whatsoever like a person. But don't...
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