Sweet Bearded Baby Jesus

Big thanks to Peter Philips for sending this my way via Catholic Memes. There's just so much to love about it. As a bearded man, obviously I love the baby beard...even if it does make for a slightly creepy baby Jesus. But my favorite part? The "everyone allowed" sign on the heavenly tree house. 1507646_271405023009247_714206383_n  ...
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Praise Your Way To Fitness!!

Tragedy of all tragedies, I had forgotten all about this guy. Then by chance (or was it the prompting of the Spirit?), I stumbled across one of his videos today (cause I'm a loyal subscriber, I mean how could I not be?!) and now my day is 1000% better and yours will be too after you watch this clip. You've heard of CrossFit, Insanity, and P90X, right? Well, they're all scams. If you really wanna get in...
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Could The Bible Be Written Today?

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I'm a history guy. And us history folks sometimes enjoying playing a game of historical "What If?". As in, what would the world be like if the South had won the Civil War or if the Allies had lost World War II? What would have happened if Kennedy had never been assassinated or if Jimi Hendrix hadn't...
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My Biggest Struggle

Screen Shot 2014-01-03 at 10.43.13 AM (H/T) We all have our struggles. Some of us procrastinate. Some of us eat too much. Some of us drink too much. Some of us are greedy. I’ve become increasingly aware that my biggest struggle is with other Christians. Seriously. There are few people or things in the world that get under my skin more easily or spark my anger more quickly than other Christians. Jesus said “love...
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14 Predictions For 2014

Screen-Shot-2013-12-28-at-8.18.12-AM(H/T) I was going to do a year in review post, but I figured 1) it's more than a bit cliche and 2) trying to predict the future is a lot more fun. So, I'm gonna try something a little different. I'm going to tell you everything (American Jesus related) that's going to happen in 2014!! More or less. I will keep with the cliché, though, and offer up...
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Christmas With The Pope


Just about this time two years ago I was getting ready to meet the pope. Ok, not technically “meet” so much as just watch him walk by. But still, I was pretty excited After several months of waiting and string pulling (by my Benedictine monk father-in-law - seriously, I'm not making that up, he's really a monk ), my wife and I were in Rome when she...
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The Phil Robertson Challenge


My Facebook page and Twitter feed are still clogged with people fuming over Phil Robertson's suspension. I'm guessing yours is the same. The anger seems to be split between "He's defending Christian values!" and "It's a freedom of speech issue!" Except in all caps, of course. Since, I don't think either statement is true and since I'm tired of dear old Phil being held up as a martyr...
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Just A Few Thoughts On Phil Robertson’s Suspension

960x595 I'm in the midst of frantically trying to finish my final paper before Friday. (How you'd you like that alliteration??) But, I wanted to offer just a few very brief thoughts on the plight of Phil Robertson. Emphasis on brief. My Twitter feed and the news feed on my Facebook page is quickly filling up with reactions to what the Duck Dynasty star had to say about homosexuality...
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Every Living Nativity Needs A Santa Claus

Ever been to a living nativity? You know, where actors stand in place of plastic figures to reenact the scene of Jesus' birth. I remember there was a church in Nashville when I was growing up that went all out and recreated the whole story of Jesus' birth in a drive through experience. They had tons of actors, elaborate sets, even camels. But you know what they didn't have? You know what every living nativity scene is missing that would...
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