(H/T) If you've followed my blog for very long, then you know there are few things that Mark Driscoll and I agree about. I have unapologetically taken him to task for both the absurd and egregious things he all too often says and does. But since we both confess Jesus as Lord, I think it's only fair that I call attention to...
There are very few things that Pat Robertson and I agree on. As the years pass, and he seems to get crazier and crazier, we agree on even less. But, behold, one of the few things in which Pat & I are of one accord. As he puts it, "The truth is you have to be deaf, dumb, & blind to think this earth that we live in only has 6,000 years of existence," Amen,...Read more
Dear John, Ok, first off I know, "Dear John" letters are usually written between former lovers and we were never even friends. But, John, I tried. I really, really did. I've heard for so long that my frustrations with Calvinism were really due to your Neo-Calvinist followers giving you a bad name. That made sense to me. After all, I couldn't believe that some of the rephrensible and...Read more
In an ongoing effort to keep you abreast of all the important and entertaining Jesus news, here's everything you need to know/see/experience as we start a new week. First up, and prepare yourself because this might come as a shock if you didn't know about his awesome Jesus tattoos, Justin Bieber is apparently a big fan of Jesus. [video file="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X-dwwPWJj8" width="520" height="350"] (H/T Christian Nightmares) Speaking of things you may not be aware of, did you know...Read more
You've probably heard it said, "There's no "I" in team." But did you know there's no "Jesus Saves" without "USA"? Yeah, me either. But thanks to a heads up from one of my readers, I'm sad to report that this is indeed the case. In fact, it seems it's something of a cottage industry. You've got your JesUSAaves t-shirt. Which is also available in a tank top. Read more
(H/T) We live in a bottom line society. If something isn’t efficient enough, if it doesn’t get the job done, or, most importantly, if it doesn’t make money, we get rid of it or ignore altogether in the first place. Whether in business, church, or just day to day life, many of the decisions we make are based on what’s best for the bottom line, what makes...Read more
Having kids has a way of changing the way you look at things. Sometimes it emerges in silly ways, like suddenly not being able to make it through a movie like Saving Mr. Banks without letting a few tears slip out. Other times, it's more serious. Like when I turn on CNN and hear about more than 200 Nigerian girls being ripped out of their homes and threatened with slavery simply because they want to get...Read more
Ah, the Kentucky Derby. That great American tradition where one day of the year everybody comes together to wear silly hats, drink fancy drinks, and pretend like they care anything at all about horse racing. Well, as it turns out, we should all care about this year's Kentucky Derby. Why? Because it was won by the Antichrist and Pope Francis came in last which means the apocalypse is nigh!! You look confused.Read more
You should be.
No worries. In the spirit of racing,...
H/T) You may have heard about the awful botched execution in Oklahoma the other day. Many people took it as yet another reason for America to reconsider whether or not putting our neighbors to death actually has a place in civilized society. But not Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler. Al doesn't want the death penalty to end. Far from it. He...Read more
At Christmas last year I had the great privilege of baptizing my daughter. It was a deeply meaningful and powerful moment for me and my family. As it is for countless other disciples of Jesus. Except Sarah Palin, apparently. After nearly 7 minutes of regurgitating a barely coherent string of cliche one liners lifted directly from Facebook memes, she tossed out this utterly...Read more