Muslims Stoning Christians in Michigan? Not quite… (Updated)

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The following is a detailed look at a conflict which took place last year at the Arab Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, in which Christians were assaulted for "preaching." This post was originally published in June 2012. This week a federal judge threw out the case against the police who failed to stop the assault (allegedly) and asked the street preachers to leave. While many publications have spun this incident as an example of Muslim violence and savagery, as I show here, the true story is a … [Read more...]

Are Real Men Heroes that Never Play Videogames? Metaxas Says Yes. He’s Wrong.

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One of the hardest topics for evangelicals to biblically, carefully, thoughtfully, and lovingly address is gender roles. Almost without fail, we muck things up, confusing gender for sex, cultural values for biblical values, and violence for selflessness. In Issue 3 of the Christ and Pop Culture Magazine, Benjamin Bartlett will offer an in depth look at "manliness" and the church. But something happened this week that gave me pause and reminded me why we need to have this conversation. Noted … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: Why I Support Internet Sales Tax, as a Christian

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Every Thursday in Citizenship Confusion, Alan Noble discusses how we confuse our heavenly citizenship with citizenship to the state, culture, and the world.The first thing you need to know about the Marketplace Fairness Act--commonly known as the Internet Sales Tax Act--floating around Congress and provoking much scorn and praise on the Internet is that it is not a new tax. Despite what you've heard this is not an effort by the Federal Government to raise our taxes. It is designed to help … [Read more...]

Jason Collins is Gay, but is Chris Broussard a Bigot?

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Yesterday Jason Collins became the first male athlete in one of the four major male sports to come out as gay. But headlines praising this move were overshadowed by news that ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard believes that practicing the homosexual lifestyle is a sin.During a segment on ESPN's Outside The Line about Collins' announcement, Broussard stated that as a Christian, he believes that homosexuality is a sin: I'm a Christian. I don't agree with homosexuality. I think it's a sin, as I … [Read more...]

Citizenship Confusion: Do We Need the Word of God on Our Guns?

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Every Thursday in Citizenship Confusion, Alan Noble discusses how we confuse our heavenly citizenship with citizenship to the state, culture, and the world.Among all the wonderful promises Jesus gave His church perhaps the most difficult to understand and accept is the promise of persecution. But there it is, in John 15:20. If they persecuted Christ, the world will certainly persecute His church. And Christ has been faithful to that promise, as church history shows.Despite the long and … [Read more...]

CaPC Perspectives: Smokin’ Hawt Wife

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Here's something fun: some Friday night, search Twitter for "Smoking hot wife." You'll likely find a multitude of tweets from pastors and church leaders who are going out on dates with their sexual attractive wives and announcing it to the world via twitter. Mary DeMuth's powerful article at the Her.menutics blog at Christianity Today, "I'm Sick of Hearing About Your Smoking Hot Wife," looks at the way this phrase has been harmfully used in evangelical circles.Her specific concern is that it … [Read more...]

Frequently Searched Questions: I Feel Betrayed by My Wife’s Loyalty to Lousiville

Sometimes Flickr doesn't provide the most accurate results. This is probably not an picture of the Game of Thrones books. But he is winking at us and enjoying his water--two things that might could happen in the books. Image: pasukaru76 via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

The following are actual search terms people typed into Google (Yahoo?) which directed them to CaPC. In most cases they didn’t find the answer they were looking for on our site. FSQ is an attempt to remedy this problem by answering some of the most (de)pressing questions sent to us through search terms.This week’s theme is "Books."Q 1. Do the Game of Thrones books have sex? Only with dust jackets on. And they call it "pagination." And now I have ruined that word for you. Not a big loss t … [Read more...]

Frequently Searched Questions: Chick-Fil-A Dissertation Topics

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The following are actual search terms people typed into Google (Yahoo?) which directed them to CaPC. In most cases they didn’t find the answer they were looking for on our site. FSQ is an attempt to remedy this problem by answering some of the most (de)pressing questions sent to us through search terms.This week's theme is: Dissertation DissipationQ 1. Example of a dissertation Chick-fil-A? Sure thing, boss. Here're a few straight off the dome:Between the Bun: Liminal Spaces and the … [Read more...]

A New Season of Game of Thrones and Sex will Probably Happen

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Last night, Season Three of the very popular Game of Thrones series on HBO started, to much excitement. It is a fantastic, if heartbreaking story, but it is also extremely sexually graphic. A year ago, CaPC writers got together to discuss sex in the famous fantasy series, to help each other and our readers work through how to think about these scenes as Christians: In light of the tremendous popularity of the series and the pressing questions it raises for believers, we asked several of our w … [Read more...]

Frequently Searched Questions: Antimatter Opposed by the Church

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The following are actual search terms people typed into Google (Yahoo?) which directed them to CaPC. In most cases they didn’t find the answer they were looking for on our site. FSQ is an attempt to remedy this problem by answering some of the most (de)pressing questions sent to us through search terms.This week’s theme is Musicals. Q 1. How to become a catholic priest with a wife?Become an Anglican.Q 2. Kiddy holocaust poems?I recommend the Children's Collection of Human Genoc … [Read more...]


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