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...]

“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...]

Josh Garrels (and me) on NPR’s Morning Edition

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I sat down with NPR’s religion correspondent, John Burnett, to chat about Christian music. This morning, he used a clip from our conversation in his feature story about Portland musician Josh Garrels. Below is the text from the NPR site. To listen to the piece that aired, CLICK HERE.   A Christian Musician With More [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...]

The Ikea Effect, Slow Church and Laboring Our Way Into Love

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A man buys two dogs to live with him in his apartment. They drive him and his neighbors crazy. They bark at all hours, get sick all over the place and cause rifts between him and his neighbors. And yet he insists that, despite the tremendous amount of work and inconvenience they present, he loves [Read More...]

Rev. Richard Land: Greatest Commandment Justifies Deadly Force

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I know this sounds strange, but my feelings about guns is pretty similar to how I feel about cigarettes. On the one hand, I can’t stand either one, and I’m more than happy to see their numbers reduced in our midst. Both seem to serve a common end game, which involves death in various forms. [Read More...]


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