Ice Age Seeker-Sensitive Church

Tim Wright shared the image above. While it can be viewed as “using” a commodity to attract people to attend, and some churches do that, it can also exemplify Christians sharing what they have, which is not a bad thing. [Read more...]

Prosecute Us, As We Prosecute Those Who Trespass Against Us

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Corinthian Confession

Some students in my class on Paul and the early church tried setting up a Twitter account, to tweet what the church in Corinth might have tweeted. They didn’t do much with it (at least, not yet), but even the couple of tweets that are on there are amusing. [Read more...]

LOST Rewatch: The Moth

Religion features prominently from early on in this episode. It is implicit when Jack and Kate talk about the possibility of rescue, Jack saying he wishes he shared Kate’s faith. But it is explicit as Charlie goes to confession, indicating that he had yielded to sexual temptation, and deciding that he needs to quit the [Read More...]

Slow Church Services

Twenty-Two Words shared a group of 29 unintentionally funny signs. I thought I'd share the one above. Presumably you can get both what its original intent was, and why it is funny. My pastor spoke today in a talk for children about “Why go to church?” Every answer people gave, he said, “but can't you [Read More...]

Fact Checking What the Minister Says

I came across the image above on Facebook, not long after sharing an article about what you should use your cell phone for at church. And so I found myself envisaging the above family as doing something very devout: looking further into what they were hearing from the pulpit. Anyone who says that you should accept [Read More...]

A Saloon with High Standards

The cartoon above was shared on the Internet Monk blog. It got me thinking. A church having an informal, conversational atmosphere, beverages, and even opportunities for karaoke seem to me to potentially be good things. Why can’t we combine that with high standards, not in the sense that we become rigid and dogmatic, but that [Read More...]

Church Cocoon

The above cartoon by David Hayward is very clever and beautiful. And it certainly is the case that there are churches from which people must absolutely emerge, perhaps through a process of struggle, in order to enter maturity. I am concerned, however, that the cartoon may be understood to depict church itself as something that [Read More...]

Around Sibiu

As at least one person guessed, I am currently in Sibiu, Romania. The photo above is of what is thought to be the oldest house in the city, dating from the 15th century. While I like the local food here, I particularly appreciated the “fried stuff maker” with the religious name in the photo below, [Read More...]

Avoid Bible Churches

The blog Two Friars and a Fool has a tongue-in-cheek list of things to watch out for when church shopping. I particularly liked this sign that you should give the church a wide berth: Has “Bible” in the Name Look, any church will have Bibles in it, as well as people who read those Bibles [Read More...]

“Liberty” Church

Stuff Fundies Like and Bruce Gerencser both pointed out this self-description from a fundamentalist church here in Indiana: The thing that struck me most was the incongruity of the name. Does “liberty” really seem to them to best sum up what their church is about? [Read more...]


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