10 Reasons Why I’m Falling In Love With Pope Francis

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Pope Francis was recently named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, a choice that I think was spot on. When Pope Benedict vacated the papacy, I don’t think any of us expected what has come to a realization in Pope Francis: a Pope that looks a heck of a lot more like Jesus than any [Read More...]

Examples Of Anti-Christian Persecution In Present Day America

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In light of the fact that Phil Robertson’s employer has suspended him from the show Duck Dynasty over anti-gay and racist statements in a recent interview, I felt compelled to put together a list of examples of anti-Christian persecution in modern day America. I think it’s important for us as Christians to be aware of [Read More...]

If We’re A Christian Nation… When Will We Stop Bombing Weddings?

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In April, 2009, President Obama caught holy hell from the Christian right for saying that America was no longer a “Christian Nation”. His statement prompted a backlash from groups including Focus on the Family, who insist that America was, and forever should be, a Christian nation. Truth be told, I wish we were. The word [Read More...]

The Fundamentalist War on Christmas


For my last post on the “War on Christmas”, did you know that the historical and modern reality is that there actually has been, and still is, a war on Christmas? The crazy truth is that there actually is a war on Christmas– and it’s not being fought by the people you’d expect… the legitimate [Read More...]

Fox News Reports: Jesus Was A White Guy

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If we haven’t lost all reason to avoid Fox News at all cost, this is it… Fox News is on a new mission: keep Santa and Jesus white. As reported by Megyn Kelly today in a story about keeping Santa white, Kelly reminded viewers of an important “fact”– that in addition to Santa being white: [Read More...]

Why Is Mark Driscoll Getting A Free Pass On Theft? (a problem of power)


Unless I’m your only source to news from within Christian discussions, you’ve probably heard over this last week of the brewing Mark Driscoll scandal where he was caught plagiarizing in a few of his books. This case, is perhaps a slam dunk case of plagiarism as it gets, lifting whole passages nearly world-for-word from works [Read More...]

Mourning with Those Who Mourn (it’s not the most wonderful time of year for everyone.)


  It’s the “most wonderful time of the year”, or so they say. Except, that it’s not for everybody. For some, this is the most painful time of the year. For us, this Christmas is a potent mix of both. We’ve been proactive in trying to get into the Christmas spirit in an effort to [Read More...]

Really, Atheists? You can do better than this.


Earlier in the week I wrote a now viral post on the origins of the word “Xmas” and came to the defense of some of our atheist friends who often get incorrectly blamed for trying to take “Christ” out of “Christmas”. While I was correct in my explanation of the history of the term, this [Read More...]

Unique Christmas Gift: become a post-rapture pet caretaker for a loved one.

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Well friends, it’s the Christmas season again and time to start thinking about ways we might generously give to others. Not being a fan of American consumerism, I’m all for finding ways we can serve other people instead of wasting our money on needless junk that’s just going to end up sold for 10 cents [Read More...]

How Not to Sing ‘O Holy Night’

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I’ve got two words for you: you’re welcome. (this is spectacularly horrible and funny, you must watch!)   I hope this help to get you in the Christmas spirit! Ben [Read more...]