The Passion of Sean Gaffney

God bless Sean Gaffney. He's been hosting auditions for his church drama group. Seems like a simple enough job, doesn't it? Oh, no, no, no. Judging auditions is a very complicated job. And judging them for a church drama group can be hell on earth. Sean's story will be familiar to many of you who have struggled with being an artist in the church. Here's the riveting Part One... ... and he's just posted Part Two, in which he dares to consider what the Bible has to say about … [Read more...]

Is Ned Flanders Your Role Model?

Here's Peter T. Chattaway musing about just how much Ned Flanders' role in The Simpsons Movie has impressed some Christian media personalities. Is Ned *your* role model? … [Read more...]

Stereo Subversion’s Over the Rhine Interview

Stereo Subversion has a new interview with Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine... … [Read more...]

Mother Teresa, Scott Cairns, and the Holy Struggle

Jesus has a very special love for you. (But) as for me, the silence and the emptiness is so great that I look and do not see — Listen and do not hear — the tongue moves (in prayer) but does not speak ... I want you to pray for me — that I let Him have (a) free hand. -  Mother Teresa to the Rev. Michael Van Der Peet, September 1979 That's the hook at the front of next week's TIME Magazine cover story. And the following article by David Van Biema has me intrigued... … [Read more...]