“Ham on Nye” Debate Doesn’t Reflect Reality

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Whenever I hear about someone else making a case for New Earth Creationism in the name of Christianity, I’m embarrassed, once again, to associate myself with them. And people wonder why many of us prefer to identify as “Jesus followers” or “Spiritual but not Religious” rather than be lumped in with the Ken Hams of [Read More...]

God is Disappointed in You! (CultureCast)

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This week, we welcome Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler, author and illustrator, respectively, of the book, “God is Disappointed in You.” If you’ve ever found it tedious to plow through all 66 books of the Bible, this humorously irreverent digest is a great starting point. It’s worth it, if for nothing other than the circumcision [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Lie, Lie Lie” Edition

You know, this message would have been more effective if they hadn't gone and spray-painted "LIE" all over it. Duh!

You know what persuades me toward a particular way of thinking? Watching two groups with opposing ideologies fight about their differences in the public forum…especially on billboards! [Read more...]

Forget Swords and Plowshares: Turn Guns Into Guitars

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Most people haven’t heard of “Legislative Theater,” thought it’s been around for about fifty years. The idea is to use the arts – and more specifically, theatrical productions – to affect social and political change in a specific, concrete way. And although the concept was born in South America, Pedro Reyes has brought it to [Read More...]

Christianity 21: Cultivating a More Generous Christian Conversation

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Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones have been at this whole church leadership thing for a while now. As two of the voices at the forefront of the emerging Christianity movement, they are visionaries, strategists, and hands-on practitioners who, as much or more than anyone, have wrestled with the complex and persistent question of what tomorrow’s [Read More...]

Why the Grammys’ “Macklemore Weddings” Were a Good Thing

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Lots of folks have been chattering about the mass wedding that took place in the middle of Macklemore’s “Same Love” performance at the Grammys this past week. The lighting-quick ceremony included dozens of couples, both same-sex and opposite sex, presided over by none other than music and film star Queen Latifah. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Ugly Relatives” Edition

Every time junior get another mohawk haircut, he makes Jesus cry.

I walk into church and, all of a sudden, the Queer Eye guys jump out and start giving me a makeover! That Carson is such a character… [Read more...]

Is Wealth a Sin?

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A recent report by OXFAM offered some sobering data about both the concentration and flow of wealth in the world today. A few key points, also summarized by a new business article on The Atlantic website , include: The richest 85 people in the world control as much wealth as the poorest 3,000,000,000 people; Nineteen out of 20 “G20” [Read More...]


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