Archives for October 2009

The Cheapest Halloween Costume Ideas EVER

For those of you who don’t subscribe to my Twitter feed or visit me on Facebook, below is this … weird little burst of costume ideas I posted on Twitter this morning. I’m sure I’ll be adding to these throughout the day, since I can tell my brain has snapped into “This is fun! Let’s [Read More…]

We Get the God We Can Handle

In yesterday’s The Moment of My Christian Conversion–And How Mistaken It Left Me, I left off wondering why God chose “to reveal of himself just enough to deeply inspire people, but not so much that they would actually agree upon the beliefs inspired by that inspiration.” That’s right; that’s how I roll with my Rollerball. [Read More…]

The Moment of My Christian Conversion–And How Mistaken It Left Me

I became a Christian when I was thirty-eight years old. Up until the moment of my sudden conversion I had no interest whatsoever in Christianity, and never had. I thought its doctrine moronic, its adherents willfully delusional, its role in history contemptible. I’d as soon have become a traveling circus geek as a Christian. [Read more…]

The Inexplicable Charm of Old Metro Buses

A friend I met through Facebook, Stuart Dobie, lives in Hong Kong, where he does wonderful work with a nonprofit organization, Mother’s Choice, that provides aid and services to unwed mothers. [Read more…]

Why Pottery Barn’s Profits Will Be Up This Quarter

This weekend my wife and I redecorated our living room. Results above. Origin o’ stuff: Faux-Navajo rug: Home Depot Expo Couch: Pottery Barn Side tables: Pottery Barn Giant leather chair: thrift store Pillows: Pottery Barn DVD cases: modified IKEA (I drilled new holes in order to install extra shelf in right place). Lamps: Pottery Barn [Read More…]

The Two E-Mails I Sent iMonk This Morning

Hey, all. A friendly commenter to yesterday’s Why I Quit Boar’s Head Tavern said they hoped what has happened between me and BHT wouldn’t affect my relationship with Michael Spencer (a.k.a. iMonk/Internet Monk). By way of addressing that, I thought I might share with you all the email I sent to Michael at 8:39 (PST) [Read More…]

Why I Quit Boar’s Head Tavern

I’ve gotten quite a few emails asking why I quit Boar’s Head Tavern; this here’s my answer. [Read more…]

The Comfort of the Cross

Here are six truths about suffering—and four steps to relieve it—that should prove comforting to any Christian in pain [Read more…]

FOX News ISN’T News; It’s So Much More

Of course Fox News isn’t news. It’s not supposed to be. [Read more…]

Why the Pope Must Love Him Some Gene Robinson

“VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has created a new church structure for Anglicans who want to join the Catholic Church, responding to the disillusionment of some Anglicans over the ordination of women and the election of openly gay bishops.” Read more about this historic development here. Bottom line? Millions of Anglicans and Episcopalians would [Read More…]