The BibleThumper iPhone App

There are plenty of Bible-related iPhone applications out there, but this one is slightly different. Shake up your phone and a new Bible verse appears. An amusing, possibly-graphic, potentially-obscene, and/or violent Bible verse. Good times. The designer of the app, Francis Dierick, took this project personally. In an email, he writes: Selecting those quotes was [Read More...]

I’m Jealous of My Soul-Buyer

My friend Jim Henderson, a.k.a. “He Who Bought My Soul on eBay,” is going to be featured on an episode of This American Life this weekend! The subject: Bait and Switch. This week the theme is Bait and Switch and of course they thought about Christians. So they found Off The Map because we are [Read More...]

Chicago Screening of Collision

There’s a new movie out called Collision which documents a series of debates on the topic: Is Christianity Good for the World? It features Christopher Hitchens, author of God is Not Great, and evangelical theologian Doug Wilson. On Thursday, November 19th, I will be co-sponsoring a screening of that movie along with The Painted Door, [Read More...]

Interesting Character Choice for Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany, the man who portrays Charles Darwin in Creation, is set to play archangel Michael in the 2010 movie Legion. His character is described as someone “who voluntarily falls to Earth to save the savior of mankind.” So much for typecasting [Read more...]

The Simpsons vs. Bill Donohue

In case you missed The Simpsons this weekend, they aired their annual Halloween episode: “Treehouse of Horrors XX.” One of the shorts was “Don’t Have a Cow, Mankind,” and it deals with a zombie-creating burger that infects all who eat it. Bart eats a burger and manages to stay safe, though, so he is referred [Read More...]