A Simple Faith?

4365700082_ff8cd7fa86_o(Vinoth Chandar - Creative Commons) It's no secret that there are deep divisions in the church today. The war over homosexuality gets a lot of attention, but battles rage over a whole host of other issues from abortion and healthcare to evolution and women in ministry. While there are certainly a plethora of factors at play in our skirmishes, I wonder if one of the root causes of...
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What’s So Christian About Christianity?

Screen Shot 2014-06-20 at 11.07.53 AM (H/T) The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates is famous for saying, "The unexamined life is not worth living." Those words have become something of a Philosophy 101 cliché since Socrates first uttered them centuries ago, but cliché or not they're as true today as they were in ancient Greece. And should be just as convicting. Particularly for those of us who call ourselves Christians. I worry...
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Artist Imagines Kim Kardashian As Jesus (And The Virgin Mary) In New Art Show

The depths of my disinterest in Kim Kardashian and her megalomaniac husband are infinite. Except for when Nasim Pedrad and Jay Pharaoh make fun of them on SNL cause it's hilarious. Of course, I realize that I am something of an exception in this matter as, inexplicably, there are millions of people who need to know everything Kim and Kanye are doing every minute of every day. So, maybe these images of Kim Kardashian as a religious...
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The Narrow Gate

gate(H/T) Remember the verse about the narrow gate? It comes at the very end of the Sermon on the Mount when Jesus says,
Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find...
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Star Wars Jesus

So this is a thing that exists. It's the story of Jesus' life put to music and the intro graphics of Star Wars. It's kinda weird. And kinda hilarious. And maybe kinda genius if you're a big Star Wars fan. And definitely what the heck did I just watch if you're not a fan. So...
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Cross Fit By Jesus

I confess that I find most of the people obsessed with CrossFit to be pretty annoying. It's like a religion and they're the evangelists. But they're worse than the Jehovah's Witnesses who show up announced at your door because CrossFit fanatics constantly flood social media and it's all up in your face all the time and it's just...ugh. So, to the extent that this video is mocking the religious enthusiasm of CrossFit zealots, I appreciate the joke. But...
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Church Billboard Quotes Hitler

Every few months it seems a church somewhere in America puts up a controversial billboard. That's nothing new. What is new about this particular church billboard is the person they inexplicably chose to quote - Adolph Hitler. Seriously. hitler-billboard-e1401830035943 And, no, despite the terrible image quality, that picture isn't photoshopped. It was taken by the local paper in the town were the billboard went up. Apparently the billboard was put...
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