Why You Need to Start Talking to Yourself More

From D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Spiritual Depression: Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself? Take those thoughts that come to you the moment you wake up in the morning. You have not originated them but they are talking [Read More…]

A Half-Century Later, I Love Lucy Still Making Millions

The last episode of I Love Lucy aired 55 years ago. But the classic sitcom is still a cash cow for CBS: The show brings in around $20 million to the studio annually, according to CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves, speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York Thursday. “I Love Lucy” aired [Read More…]

“Models Are the Most Physically Insecure Women”

‎”If you’re ever wondering, ‘If I have thinner thighs and shinier hair will I be happier?’ you just need to meet a group of models because they have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes and they are the most physically insecure women on the planet.” So says Victoria’s Secret model [Read More…]

The Case against Same-Sex Marriage (In 5 Minutes)

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Let ‘Em Have X-Mas, Mr. O’Reilly

Bill O’Reilly doesn’t understand Christianity. Two weeks ago, O’Reilly said, “It is a fact that Christianity is not a religion. It is a philosophy.” Now he’s questioning why so many Christian leaders have stayed silent about the “war on Christmas.” The reason, Mr. O’Reilly, is because it’s not that important. Years of being away from [Read More…]

The 50 Most Influential Native-Born Religious Figures in American History

In response to his own question, “What is America?”, G.K. Chesterton replied, “a nation with the soul of a church.” Throughout the nation’s history millions of believers of various faiths have shaped that soul. But which religious figures have had the most influence? I’ve selected fifty native-born Americans who, for better or worse, have had [Read More…]

She’s Having a Fetus

Commenting on the news that Kate Middleton is pregnant, Denny Burk wonders Why aren’t we calling it the “royal fetus”? In 2004, I considered what a conversation would sound like if pro-choicers used language that was consistent with their beliefs. Overheard at a local shopping mall: Jan: “Marsha! How are you girl? I haven’t seen [Read More…]

Lincoln’s Five-Legged Dog: An Realist Argument Against Redefining Marriage

Timothy Dalrymple recently wrote a provocative post listing “Ten Things I Believe About Evangelicals and Same-Sex Marriage.” I agree almost completely with each of the ten items, as would, I suspect, most evangelicals. Within this context Tim asks: (P1) Should we hold fast to our convictions, profess those convictions publicly, and organize legally and politically [Read More…]

Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films?

I’m a sucker for movies, lists, and religious discussions. So when Arts & Faith started compiling lists of Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films in 2004, my interest was naturally piqued. (They’ve put the list out a few other times but this seems to be the best version.) After seeing the list, though, I was left with a vague sense [Read More…]

The History Channel’s WWII Is Totally Unbelievable

There have been some great television shows that have explored the theme of war and combat (M*A*S*H, Battlestar Galactica, F-Troop). But I have to agree with the brilliant TV critic Scott that the seemingly endless series that runs on The History Channel isn’t one of them: [T]here are some shows that go completely beyond the pale of enjoyability, [Read More…]