Not a Fan of Hip Hop?

You will be when you’re done listening to “Beyond Reason” by Tombstone Da Deadman: (Thanks to Claudia for the link!) [Read more...]

A Christian Calls Out Christian Movies

It’s always nice to hear a Christian admitting what we’ve all known for a long time: The term Christian film has become synonymous with substandard production values, stilted dialogue and childish plots. Why is Christian film no more than a side note to modern culture? Why are Christians left behind? … Rather than developing organically, [Read More...]

Have You Had This Conversation Before?

Gary DeSomber, a member of the Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers, made a short film about an atheist trying to explain to a religious friend why God’s existence is no more factual than the Easter Bunny. It’s well made and the dialogue is as honest as you’ll ever see. (I know I’ve had similar conversations before.) [Read More...]

Memo to Church: Please Don’t Bring SexyBack

The only thing scarier than watching this Christian version of “SexyBack” was the realization that the church in question is only a two-minute drive from my parents’ house. I sometimes get gas at that Jewel Express… I had a public dialogue with one of the pastors in that video (the one at the 0:50 mark) [Read More...]

What is Respect?

Penn Jillette has a quotable line about tolerance and respect in the Toronto Star: “There’s a big difference between tolerance and respect. Tolerance is you saying something crazy and me smiling and saying ‘that’s nice.’ Respect is when you say something crazy and I say ‘you’re out of your f—ing mind.’ Direct confrontation, direct conversation [Read More...]