Creepy Sexy Babies, Doing Death Right and Fresh Hop Beer

First, we want to welcome the inimitable Andy Campbell, who is sitting in for Jordan Green while he attends to family matters. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Green family during this difficult time. We cover a lot of ground in this edition of the culture cast. In the echo chamber, we let Amy [Read More...]

The “Those Christians” Test

No, this isn’t a test to see if you’re me. And it’s not even a test to see if you’re a Christian, exactly. It’s a way to tell if maybe – just maybe – you’re one of “those Christians” who so many that have walked away from the faith say had something to do with [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Scumbags Welcome” Edition

Pastor Terry Jones presiding. Quran burning to commence immediately after worship.

I was once told I was an abomination, but I totally misunderstood. I thought that was one of those transformers, like Bumblebee. Abomination could totally put the smackdown on Bumblebee. Who the heck is tough that’s named Bumblebee??? [Read more...]

Talking Sex with a Married Catholic Priest

longenecker head shot

It’s not every day you meet a practicing priest in the Catholic Church who is married, so when I got in touch with Fr. Dwight Longenecker (a man who meets the above criteria), I took the opportunity to get his take on sex, marriage, celibacy, and how the Church can, should, and already is dealing [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Sleep With Your Mother” Edition

Part of knowing your community is preaching on the texts relevant to their reality. I'm going to go take a shower now...

Know what’s awesome? Not sleeping with your mom, that’s what. [Read more...]

Miley Cyrus’ Contribution to Feminism

Ever since the most recent Video Music Awards show aired, there has been a breathless competition online to see who can be more offended by Miley Cyrus’ highly sexualized performance.  Yes, I watched it, and yes, much of it made me pretty uncomfortable. It was hard for me not to imagine my own daughter a [Read More...]

Mackelemore: Same Love

For the two and a half people in the world who have yet to see this amazing video by Macklemore, watch it NOW. It’s a great example of normalizing different expressions of love, and is also an illustration I use to point to an inspired “third way” to engage injustice, with the hope of Thy [Read More...]

25 More Christian Blogs You Should Be Reading (Editor’s Picks, 2013)

I’ve agonized quite a bit while assembling this list. As is the case with anything like this, some great resources and people will be left out. Still, as I reflect on the 25 voices I’ve collected here, I’d argue it’s one amazing roster of practitioners, thinkers, writers and artists. In order to help winnow this [Read More...]


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