Church Sign Epic Fails, “Anal Egg Hunt” Edition

That'll make you think twice before biting the ears off that chocolate easter bunny.

This is what you get when the blog you follow is run by a guy who works at a church. But these were worth waiting for.   [Read more...]

Advance Copies of BLOOD DOCTRINE? We’ve Got That!

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Yeah, I hear you. All of your friends listen covetously as you brag about how you were a part of the movement known as the BLOOD DOCTRINE novel project. They’re secretly seething through their forced smiles and gritting teeth, wishing they had jumped on the train when they had the chance. Well we shouldn’t leave [Read More...]

Blood Doctrine: Prologue

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A video reading of the prologue from BLOOD DOCTRINE, my debut novel, coming out May 1, 2014. In it, I ask the question: “What if we used modern science to bring Jesus back to life?” [Read more...]

The Supreme Court’s Assault on Democracy

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 On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations are persons, bestowing them with the same rights and privileges. Recently, the court lifted the ban on aggregate campaign donations allowing people (human beings or corporations) to donate to an unlimited number of political candidates. Corporations require [Read More...]

Lobster Hands, World Vision and Raising Babies (CultureCast)

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Jess the Intern and Philip the Page show off their costuming skills for Zoe’s play, Christian talks about his new job with Crowd Scribed, and Amy can’t remember her Fear of the Week… again. I guess the world just isn’t nearly as scary as it used to be? In the echo chamber, the crew discusses the [Read More...]

Four Reasons Men Need Paternity Leave

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I was saddened, but not entirely surprised, by the response New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy received from the sports world for taking the first couple games of the new season off to be with his family during the birth of his child. I was particularly disappointed with Boomer Esiason, retired football quarterback, who [Read More...]

How Do I Get My Book Published?

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There’s self-publishing, and there are the big, traditional publishing houses. But what about a third way for the rest of us? And there are other questions: Do I need an agent? How do I distinguish my title from the millions of others out there? What exactly are the steps in the publishing process? How long [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Fuzzy Math” Edition

Who says you have to check your brain at the door when you come to church?!?

So many people claim to be bad at math, which is why I always pay anyone who does work for me in rainbows and belly button lint. So far, so good! [Read more...]

Sneaky Televangelists, Fred Phelps is Dead, and a Glut of God Flicks

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This week we are honored to have NPR Religion Correspondent John Burnett return to the show to talk about his investigative series on televangelists and fiscal transparency: Can a Television Network be a Church? The IRS Says Yes. You may remember that John first appeared on the Culture Cast last year when he was in Portland [Read More...]

Daystar’s Day of Reckoning: My Interview with NPR’s John Burnett

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I first got to know NPR correspondent John Burnett when he was in Portland doing a story about beer and theology. He was featuring the Beer and Hymns event that we do monthly at First Christian Church in Portland. This time around John has a two-part exposé on evangelical churches in the United States, and [Read More...]


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