Guest Post: What Happens When Jesus Goes to Fight Club?

The following is a guest post from Ashley Baxstrom. It previously appeared on The Revealer and is reprinted here with permission.The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club.The second rule of Fight Club is, you talk about Jesus at Fight Club.No, Brad Pitt didn’t change the script. Welcome to Fight Church, the upcoming documentary about young Christian mixed martial arts fighters.That description cuts two ways. First, these are people who are Christian and w … [Read more...]

FGP Celebrity Quote of the Week: Amy Ray Is Used to Jesus

Amy Ray is one half of folk-music legends The Indigo Girls. Although she occasionally sings Hanukkah songs, she says that growing up in the South made her pretty familiar with Christianity. "I grew up in the South and once you get raised on Jesus, it is kind of always a part of you even if you are a pagan, really," she told radio station WNYC. That cultural background inspired her new song, "The Rock Is My Foundation." Fun fact: Amy graduated from Emory University with degrees in English and … [Read more...]

Taylor Swift and Tim Tebow Are Talking About Jesus

Katy Perry's parents are going to be so pissed: despite their efforts to matchmake for their daughter and the Christ-loving football player, Tim Tebow was recently spotted having dinner with Taylor Swift. Although people assumed that meant they were dating, Us Weekly insists that Taylor is crushing on Tim but that right now they're just friends who bond by talking about Jesus. As you do."They actually have been speaking a lot about the Bible and Christianity . . .Right now it’s on the f … [Read more...]

FGP Image of the Week: Debbie Harry Looks Like Jesus

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Listen Up: Craig Finn’s ‘New Friend Jesus’

Craig Finn, frontman of The Hold Steady, has a new solo album called Clear Heart Full Eyes. While I'm basically on board with anything containing a Friday Night Lights shoutout, the album is also beautiful in its own right. My current favorite track is "New Friend Jesus," which contains the standout lyrics "It's hard to suck with Jesus in your band" and "People say we suck at sports/but they don't understand/it's hard to catch with holes right through your hands."You can check out the full … [Read more...]

FGP Image of the Week: Sinead Is Property

She may be famous for tearing up a picture of the Pope, but she was spotted wearing this hoodie the other day in Ireland. … [Read more...]

Matthew Modine Thinks ‘Jesus Was a Commie’

Actor Matthew Modine, best known for his roles in movies like Full Metal Jacket and TV shows like Weeds, has made a short film entitled Jesus Was a Commie. The film was inspired by a trip Modine took to his hometown in Utah to discover that it had gone from a quaint town to just another victim of urban sprawl. His concerns about globalization, wealth distribution, war, and violence give the movie its social voice.Though Jesus Was a Commie is on the film festival circuit, it doesn't have a … [Read more...]