Atheist Teaches Bible Stories With R-Rated Legos!

This is a story that's just hard to believe:  That an atheist would create obscene pictographs of Lego people in sexual situations, publish them as "Bible stories," and expect us to like it.Brendan Powell Smith, the artist/author in question, did just that.  I wrote about some of the scintillating pictures today over at Patheos.Under "The Law" for example, there are sections on: Sexual dischargesLeviticus 15:16 "When a man ejaculates semen . . ." (the scene is of a Lego man mast … [Read more...]

Truth and Beauty: Father Barron's "Catholicism"

Our cable carrier picks up WGN, the network from Chicago which aired several videos from Fr. Robert Barron's 10-part series titled "Catholicism."   The series--at least, four parts of it--will be coming to PBS in October, with the other six videos to be aired on EWTN beginning in November.  I jumped through hoops to see the first ones, adjusting my schedule so that I could attend Mass on Saturday, then sit glued in front of the TV on Sunday morning.  I'm here to tell you that it's GREAT!!I was … [Read more...]

Buy This Book! "The Church and New Media" Is for Everyone

Finally!  I really, really enjoyed my friend Brandon Vogt’s new book, The Church and New Media:  Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet.  So why did it take me so long to tell you that you need to go out and buy it?Anyway, it’s truly a fantastic how-to guide to the new media.  I thought I knew my way around the Internet, but I’m still applying the information I gleaned from this very helpful book.Writing about it for the Patheos Book Club, I said: Were St. Paul alive today … [Read more...]


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