Guest Post from Jason Wiedel: Standing Up for Christmas

Jason Wiedel’s new book Persecution Complex: Why American Christians Need to Stop Playing the Victim addresses the persecution narrative embraced by many Evangelical Christians. The book is available for purchase here. Jason blogs at You can ready excerpts of Persecution Complex here. Every year the American Family Association releases the Naughty or Nice List. This is a [Read More...]

I love LEGO, but this video ticks me off

Right now I’m in the very early stages of a new documentary about the rhetoric surrounding fossil fuels, both pro and con. My resume already includes one documentary on this subject, but nearly four years have passed since it came out, and director/producer Mark Mathis and I think it’s time for a sequel. So right now, my spidey-sense is [Read More...]

Frank Schaeffer at his finest

Author Talk: Frank Schaeffer from PPLD TV on Vimeo. [Read more...]

Could Koalas be the key?

If only they’d been able to get the leader of ISIS to hold it, too. But the Islamic State guy looks pretty happy holding his flag.  [Read more...]

How does Bono do it?

One of the most beautiful performances I’ve seen from him since the 2002 Superbowl Halftime Show. [Read more...]

Persecution Complex: Coming soon!

Persecution Complex: Why American Christians Need to Stop Playing the Victim, a new book by Jason Wiedel that I helped edit, will be released in mid-November, which is just around the corner. If you order your copy now, you can get it for just $14, and shipping is free. What is Persecution Complex? It’s pretty [Read More...]

I wish “Disquiet Time” was more disquieting, but I still enjoyed it

When a book bills itself as a series of “rants and ravings on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels,” I’m primed for some fairly salacious reading. Unfortunately, Disquiet Time–edited by Jennifer Grant and Cathleen Falsani and published recently by Jericho Books–didn’t quite deliver as promised. Sure, some of the [Read More...]

When goods don’t cross borders, armies will

The quote that forms the title of this post comes from Otto T. Mallery (1881-1956), perhaps best known for his book Economic Union and Durable Peace. It came to my attention recently while listening to Blueprint for Armageddon Part 1 on Dan Carlin’s most excellent Hardcore History podcast. As the quote indicates, countries that are economically interdependent [Read More...]

Kevin DeYoung — the complete “Hellbound?” interview

This rounds out my collection of “young, restless and Reformed” interviewees. Like Justin Taylor, Kevin doesn’t have nearly the name recognition of Mark Driscoll, but he’s certainly more of a “brain trust” in the Reformed world. My conversation with Kevin was uncomfortable and awkward at times. He has called his involvement with the film “interesting,” [Read More...]

More from the “Hellbound?” vault — Paul Young, Baxter Krueger and John McMurray

Originally, we planned to interview all three of these guys separately, but they insisted on doing it as a group discussion. Unfortunately, we weren’t really equipped for that from a technical point of view (we had only one camera and three mics), but we improvised and, thankfully, were at least able to use snippets of this [Read More...]