Nine Investments We Need More Than Military Defense

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Our national defense budget is $610 BILLION per year. In 2010-2011, at the height of our conflicts in the middle east, our defense spending was more than that of China, Russia, the UK, France, Japan, and the eight next highest-spending countries combined. Our annual defense budget triples that of China. So since we’re only seventeen short months away [Read More...]

Meet Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner

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It didn’t take long for Bruce Jenner to come out publicly with his gender transformation complete. Renowned portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz photographed the public debut of Caitlyn Jenner, which is on the most recent cover of Vanity Fair Magazine. There is also an accompanying article and a brief video about the shoot and the transformation [Read More...]

It’s Time for Moneyball Church

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Religion is notoriously behind on nearly every societal curve there’s ever been. some say that’s a good thing, as it’s supposed to be counter-cultural. But there’s a difference between pandering to cultural trends and being tone-deaf or willfully ignorant. And as One of my old grade-school counselors once said: when you know better, do better. [Read More...]

The Real Reason Christianity is Still in Decline

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The most recent Pew forum study, which show that numbers of people identifying with any brand of Christianity is still in decline, should surprise no one. But as is the case any time such a study comes out, Christians are looking for reasons why. By now we know a lot of the basic reasons: people are [Read More...]

Do Buddhism and Quantum Theory Support the Idea of Original Sin?

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Generally, I’ve rejected the doctrine of Original Sin (the idea that we’re all burdened with the mark of sin passed down since the fall from Grace for which Adam and Eve were responsible), but believe it or not, it was a non-religious show on NPR that got me thinking about it again. I was listening [Read More...]

THE SHACK: How a Christmas Gift Turned Into a 20-Million-Book Bestseller

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See Wm. Paul Young, author of “The Shack” live in Seattle and Portland May 16th and 17th, along with Reba Riley and Christian Piatt. For more, visit www.WheresGod.org. Most people have heard of Wm. Paul Young’s first novel, THE SHACK. Some may even know that it went on to sell more than 20 million copies, [Read More...]

Cloud Chaser: My New CD

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I’m really excited to share with all of you that I have a new five-song EP available called CLOUD CHASER. You can listen to it on the player below, download the entire EP for $4, or each track for $1 apiece. Coming in mid-May, I’ll also be shipping signed CDs to fulfill orders. This signed [Read More...]

Worship How-Tos Franklin Graham Blues and New Tattoos (CultureCast)

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I tell ya, one week without our cohost Slim Moon around and it all turns to chaos. Well, not really, but we missed him this week. Sitting in for him is our buddy, Rev. Adam Phillips, pastor of the much-publicized Christ Church Portland, who got kicked out of the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination for being too inclusive. You [Read More...]


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