Pew Religion Quiz, Game of Thrones, Road Rage & the Beatles (Commando CultureCast)

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We didn’t have a guest this week, so we decided to take a Pew poll on religion. We got all of the questions right! And by “we”, I mean “me”, because Amy and Christian got one wrong. The poll itself shouldn’t be too difficult for listeners, but the statistics afterward about how various faith groups [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Ready to Die” Edition

Who, us? A Cult? Pssssh! Yeah, we kinda are.

My pastor asked me when I got to church today, “You’ve gotta ask yourself; do you feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?!?” Little did I know it was pledge Sunday. DAMMIT! [Read more...]

Faith or Insanity? Homebrewed CultureCast w/ Psychologist Stephen Simpson

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This week on the Homebrewed CultureCast, we welcomed Stephen Simpson, one of the heads of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, to the show to discuss the intersection of faith and psychology. Specifically, we wanted to try and figure out with him where the thin line between religious fanaticism and pathological mental illness was. Hey, there [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Drive Thru Crucifixion” Edition (2 of 2)

So I drove up to this church and they nailed me to my dashboard with a giant staple gun. Man, they weren't kidding!

I went up to the drive-through and ordered a Big Mac, and all I got was this crucifixion instead. Can anyone say “REFUND???” [Read more...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Old Testament Sex” Edition (1 of 2)

There's this one position called the "Heber," where your partner drives a tent stake through your head at the end. Not pretty.

I’m so full-up on church signs that I’m offering a double dose for Easter. Enjoy this, the first of two installments. [Read more...]

Christian Marketing, Rob Bell & Emergent Bible Skills(?!) (#HBCultureCast)

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This week’s guest is Dave Palmer, a marketing expert at Dunk Tank Marketing, to talk about The Great American Bible Challenge (which is entering its second season on the Game Show Network), and why progressives are reluctant to appear on a show requiring Bible knowledge. He also discusses the challenge of marketing to Christians overall. In [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails “Bunny Love” Edition

It's my fault, guys. I totally forgot to pour nard all over his feet before he rode that guinea pig into town. (Theology nerd humor alert!).

Folks ask me how I find so many of these signs. Turns out if you leave them alone, they just multiply on their own. I’m drowning in the things!!!   [Read more...]

Heretic’s Guide to the Bible: A Video Introduction

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Somewhere around the end of March or early April, 2013, I’m launching a new blog project in partnership with Patheos. If you’ve never read through the Bible but always wanted to (if it wasn’t so tedious, confusing and boring), or if you’re a pastor who needs a fresh, new take on the scripture in plain [Read More...]


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