VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails, “Surgically Altered” Edition

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Hang on to your junk, folks. This one might sting a little…   Church Sign Epic Fails, “Surgically Altered” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Show Me the Money” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Mormons Rock” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Family Values” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Pass [Read More...]

Into the Shadows: The Origins of Hell and Satan (Part 2 of 2)

Yesterday, I discussed some of the historical bases for our contemporary understanding of Satan. Today, I’ll consider how hell evolved as part of the Christian faith. In Old Testament scripture, the resting place for the dead is called Sheol. While some believe this is the same as hell, there are indications to the contrary. In [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Show Me the Money” Edition

Not sure if this is a prosperity gospel deal or a fundraising ploy, but either way, always a stellar idea to borrow phrases for church from a movie about a greedy, selfish sports agent.

I got a visit from my pastor recently asking me to give more. Then it occurred to me; my wife is my pastor! And what the heck is she doing with that new Lexus? Gah! Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Mormons Rock” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Family Values” [Read More...]

VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” Edition

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The end is near, kids. Better make sure you have on clean underwear. VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails, “Mormons Rock” Edition VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails, “Pass the Ammo” Edition VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails, “We Serve Minors” Edition VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails, “God Likes Weed” Edition VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails, “Big Ass” [Read More...]

The Only Way Out is Through (A Lenten Reflection)

(I decided to share some meditations I wrote for Chalice Press a few years ago for their Lenten Meditation book. Here’s hoping these help guide you through this time of reflection, shadow and wrestling with the complexities of mortality.) A day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness! -Joel 2:2 Who [Read More...]

Church Sign Epic Fails, “Apocalypse Now” Edition

Good thing is you don't have to give any offering at this church, seein' how they ain't gonna be around to pay rent next month. That landlord's such a sucker!

I’ve heard Christians talk about “end times” my whole life, but it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe God-time is like the last two minutes of a football game… Church Sign Epic Fails, “Mormons Rock” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Family Values” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “Pass the Ammo” Edition Church Sign Epic Fails, “We Serve [Read More...]

VIDEO Church Sign Epic Fails, “Mormons Rock” Edition

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Why video? Because sometimes reading can make your brain really hurt! Let me break it down for ya… [Read more...]

My Fascination with the Amish Mafia

Three nights ago, I awoke to four words that portend nothing good in the family’s future. They came from sweet little Zoe, who stood by the side of my bed, staring at me through the dark with those big, four-year-old eyes. “Daddy,” she said, “I threw up.” The bug quickly made the rounds through the [Read More...]


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