From Sex to Satan, Some Churches Will Try Anything

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I wrote a piece earlier this week about Pastor Ed Young and his wife doing a 24-hour live webcast in bed from the roof of their church to promote their new book, Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy With Your Spouse. Though I’m glad evangelical churches have begun talking more openly about sex in recent [Read More...]

Hating Religion, Loving Jesus: A Well-Meaning False Dichotomy

This week has seen a new viral sensation take over our computer screens. A spoken word artist who goes by the name Bball1989 released a video on Youtube that has, in less than a week, received more than six million hits called “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus.” So regardless of what any of [Read More...]

Is George Lucas Revealing Hollywood’s Systemic Racism?

I was a Star Wars kid. I was almost six years old when the first movie hit theaters and it blew my mind, as it did the minds of all my friends. We all wanted to grow up either to be Darth Vader or Obiwan Kenobi, depending on your particular bent. Not for nothing, but [Read More...]

Sex Experiments for Jesus?

Having grown up in the Dallas.Fort Worth area, I’m quite familiar with the Grapevine, Texas megachurch known as Fellowship Church. In fact, while my wife, Amy, was in seminary at TCU’s Brite Divinity School, we went to Grapevine to participate in one of their worship services. Suffice it to say it wasn’t exactly my cup [Read More...]

None is Saved While One Still Suffers

For some, the central message of Christianity is about personal salvation. What it is exactly that we need saving from is debatable, depending on who you ask: from the fires of hell; from ourselves, from an apocalyptic end to the world as we know it. But I’ve been thinking about this quite a lot lately [Read More...]

I’m NOT writing about Tim Tebow

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I woke up thinking about what I was going to post today, and I told myself I was not going to go the obvious route as a Colorado resident and write about Tim Tebow. So here are some of the things I resolved not to write about. There’s not much more that can be said [Read More...]

Can Mormonism Ever Go Mainstream?

The Mormon faith has gotten more attention in the last couple of years than most could have anticipated. Aside from the ad campaign promoted by the Mormon Church to portray Mormons as everyday folks, other events have eclipsed this more calculated effort to mold public opinion. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of Southpark, have [Read More...]

Witnessing God in a Bloody Face

When your three-year-old daughter walks into your room at 2:30 in the morning covered in blood, it’s pretty much enough to freak you out. Baby Zoe (I know she hardly qualifies as a baby at three, but that’s what she is, and always will be, to me) is my quiet, serene child. Anyone who has [Read More...]

The Nerd Gospel

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I have a number of identifiers on my various venues I write for and on my email signature: heretic, antagonist, father, son, instigator, pop culture junkie, theologian, social media guru, and so on. But one seems to resonate with folks more than any other: GOD NERD For some it’s just a funny juxtaposition of words. [Read More...]

Bad Lip Reading video featuring Herman Cain

Compliments of www.badlipreading.com. Make sure you’re wearing a diaper before watching this, as you’re likely to pee yourself laughing. And before I get emails from GOP supporters, they also have one of Obama. [Read more...]


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