The most dangerous people in the world

We’re often led to believe that the most dangerous people on the planet are those with the least to lose, the gun-toting, suicide-bombing militants who will stop at nothing to burn the world down. I’ve think we’ve got it wrong. The most dangerous people in the world aren’t those with the least to lose, it’s those with [Read More…]

Two stories about Ebola–one that pissed me off and the other that made me proud to be human

The first story: Doctors in Sierra Leone are going on strike to protest inadequate medical equipment, primarily respiratory machines and vital signs monitors. They’re also alarmed that they have lost 8% of the country’s 120 medical doctors during the crisis (this to service a country of over 6 million people). As a result, one doctor said that she and [Read More…]

Why you need to read “Disarming Scripture”–it’s a matter of life and death

One of my favorite sayings attributed to Jesus comes from Mark 2:27 “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” If I can paraphrase this just a little, that pretty much sums up the central argument of Derek Flood’s excellent new book, Disarming Scripture: Cherry-Picking Liberals, Violence-Loving Conservatives, and Why We All Need [Read More…]

Looking for a Christmas gift for that “special someone”? How about a book on hell?

For a blog called “Hellbound?”, I don’t tend to write about hell very much. However, with the holiday season fast approaching, I thought I’d make a list of books that I tend to recommend the most when people ask me about hell. They are pretty much in order in terms of how frequently I recommend them, but [Read More…]

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…]