Did you ever see The Blair Witch Project? I remember being stuck in the middle of a row of a theater with my head buried between by legs, sure I was gonna puke at any moment and panicking because I couldn't get out to the bathroom. Ugh, shaky cameras. Anyway, The Blair Witch Project started the so-called found footage genre of movies, films that claim...Read more
(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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
(H/T)My first semester at Yale I took a class called "History of Christian Theology to 451." It was a class in patristics, or the theology of the early church fathers (and mothers). Like so many others, I have always been one of those people (by which I mean most people) who claim to love the early church...
last Friday a judge finally ruled that despite the baker's claim of First Amendment protection, he did, in fact, have to serve...Read more
So, I'm genuinely curious what you think about this. Yesterday, the associate pastor of Solid Rock Church in Ohio, Lawrence Bishop, "tamed" a wild horse in the middle of the sanctuary during his sermon to teach an object lesson about overcoming obstacles. I...Read more
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about how blown away I have been by the response to Pope Francis, particularly by those who have no faith and those who are typically hostile towards religion. I pointed out that the comment sections of the articles and blogs about Pope Francis, which typically are filled with vile, hateful words, were instead overflowing with support....Read more