Ray Rice, Driscoll on Ice and ISIS’ Rise

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It seems this episode is dedicated to all the bad boys out there. Not that we planned it, but between talking about the Ray Rice abuse scandal, Mark Driscoll being on the outs with Mars Hill (and every woman on the planet) and our interview with photojournalist Gregg Brekke, who just got back from Northern [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “I Heart Sex” Edition

This must have been one of those non-cannonized texts, like the Gospel According to Fellatio.

God loves sex? With whom, pray tell! Or is this a…um…solo kinda gig? Not that there’s anything wrong with that… [Read more...]

What Christianity Can Learn from the Dalai Lama

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Historically, Christianity hasn’t been very open to the idea of being influenced by other religions. In the early days of the faith, we borrowed from Hellenism, Zoroastrianism, Gnosticism, Judaism and various “pagan” religions, repurposing their symbols to mean something new. Following the adoption of Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire, we focused [Read More...]

Mark Driscoll, Women as Penis Houses, and Crumbling Temples

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Oh, Mark Driscoll. Just when I start to muster an inkling of compassion for you, something else emerges that tests my capacity for grace. This time, the news is from years in the past, when Driscoll was posting to the church message boards under the pseudonym “William Wallace II.” The posts, from 2001, included the following [Read More...]

Be Afraid! The New Threat to Christianity is Communism

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I get a lot of weird stuff in my email inbox. I’m sure all of us do. But the one I got from my father in law today took the prize for the week, if not the summer. Mike Riddle, in his “Creation Training Initiative” e-newsletter, outlined why it is that Christians – and all [Read More...]

Reconcile: An Interview with John Paul Lederach

I’ve had the chance to speak with author and international peace activist John Paul Lederach about his book, “Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians.” The book, updated from an earlier edition with a new introduction from Bill and Lynne Hybels and contemporary stories, is a powerful guide on how to seek and realize peace among [Read More...]

Stupid Quizzes, CCM Missives and Homebrewed Blisses

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Yeah, the title’s a stretch. So what? This week’s episode of Homebrewed CultureCast is all Everyday Sunday, all the time. We hung out with Trey and Carter from the uber-popstar band both at Wild Goose (yes, there’s more you haven’t heard yet) and in the garage at Amy and Christian’s place while they were in Oregon [Read More...]

Is Capitalism Un-Biblical?

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I teach a weekly Sunday School class at our church. Usually we take a question each week from my “Banned Questions” book series and talk about it. But this past week was different. I simply couldn’t sit through half of a day in a context of discipleship and worship and not talk about the Michael [Read More...]


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