American Jesus Madness 2014 – The Bracket

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MUY IMPORTANTE UPDATE: Long story short I made a slight tweak to the bracket (i.e. I posted the wrong one originally), so if you downloaded it first thing this morning please make changes accordingly. Apologies for the last second switch, but I got distracted this morning changing an incredibly poopy diaper and well that got out of hand...

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This Week In Jesus – Volume 2

In an ongoing effort to keep you abreast of all the important and entertaining Jesus news, I'm going to do my best to make This Week In Jesus a regular segment. I'll normally run TWIJ (look are that, we're already abbreviating!!) on Mondays, but I'm currently on Spring Break and have no sense of time, so I'm running a little behind. Anywho, here's what you need to know about in the world of Jesus this week. First up,...
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American Jesus Madness Is Back!!!

If you're new to the blog, you're in for a treat. That is, if you like loosely structured nonsense created simply for the sake of fun. And if you're old to the blog (that's a phrase, right?), then you already know what I'm talking about That's right. It's American Jesus Madness time, folks.

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For the uninitiated, American Jesus Madness is a tournament dating all the way...

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What Really Changed After The Resurrection? (A Challenge For Lent)

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(Painting by Krystyna Sikora) Back in college one my professors shared what he called the most challenging question any student had ever asked. What really changed after the resurrection? On the surface it's a deceptively simple question to answer for most Christians. Without much hesitation we would say things like, "Evil has been defeated!" "The grave has been conquered!" or "Salvation has come to the...
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Did Pope Francis Just Make It Ok To Cuss In Church?

After a pretty heavy post yesterday, I thought we could all use some levity today. Everybody has a slip of the tongue every once in a while, right? Sometimes on accident, sometimes on purpose, but at the end of the day, it's not front page news. Well, not everybody is the pope. Actually, just one of us is and while delivering his weekly blessing from the Vatican he dropped the biggest cuss word of them all....
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Complementarianism: The Church’s Segregation Problem

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Separate but equal. It was a doctrine enshrined into American law by the landmark case Plessy v. Ferguson. In short, the doctrine "justified and permitted racial segregation" on the grounds that such segregation was constitutional, and therefore legal, so long as services, facilities, public accommodations, housing, medical care, education, employment, and transportation of equal quality were offered. It was perversely eloquent. In word it affirmed the fundamental...
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Can We Please Stop With The “Complicit In Their Sin” Nonsense?

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The internet is an exhausting place. The insular and incestual nature of social media allows absurd logic to be transformed into divine revelation without a second thought. This is, perhaps, no more true than in the recent debate over the now vetoed Arizona law that would have allowed businesses to deny service to people when doing so was against their sincerely...
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Former Congressman Tom DeLay Claims God Wrote The Constitution

It's not unusual to hear someone claim that America is a Christian nation. But usually the people the long for a more intimate church-state relationship stop at that, claiming that we need to simply get back to the Christian principles they believe the country was founded on. (Which, incidentally, it wasn't. It was founded on Enlightenment principles, but I digress.) What you don't often hear is the claim of former Congressman Tom Delay. According to the former Congressman, God,...
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