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

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...]

“Ham on Nye” Debate Doesn’t Reflect Reality

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...]

Forget Swords and Plowshares: Turn Guns Into Guitars

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...]

FCC Portland’s Beer and Hymns on National Public Radio

Photo from Wild Goose Festival "Beer and Hymns" by Cathleen Falsani.

UPDATE: NPR Executive Producers have pushed the Beer and Hymns story to next Sunday, November 2nd. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Portland is pleased to announce that National Public Radio’s Religion Correspondent, John Burnett, has produced a story called “God and Beer” which features both FCC’s monthly “Beer and Hymns” event, as well [Read More...]

Snake Handlers, NPR Geek-Outs and White Power

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We’re honored and more than a little geeked out of our skin this week on the Homebrewed Christianity CultureCast to have John Burnett, Religion Correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR in the biz, yo) as our guest. John was in Portland doing a story on our Beer and Hymns and about singer/songwriter Josh Garrels, so [Read More...]

Libyan Ambassador Stevens’ Death Tragic, Hopeful, Ironic

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I’ve been reflecting on the recent events in Libya involving the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, and every time, I arrive at a different feeling about it all. There’s the obvious tragedy of a life unnecessarily lost. By all accounts, Stevens was a humble, passionate man who had invested his life in the betterment of [Read More...]


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