How to Make An Adult Baptism Stylish – Watch and Learn (or laugh) From This 2 Minutes of Heaven

So the “Big Rich Texas” clip opens with the line, “I am going to show you how to make an adult baptism stylish,” so you just know it’s going to be hilarious. The first thing you gotta ask yourself is, “Why am I listening to this woman teach me how to properly baptize someone?” A [Read More...]

The Mormonizing of America: John Krakauer, Stephen Mansfield, and the Mormon Moment

I have known next to nothing about Mormons. Growing up as an evangelical Christian I was taught that Mormonism was a cult. A few youth group friends got into studying how to evangelize Mormons. They learned its history, and honed rhetorical strategies on the off chance they’d get to witness to a Mormon. I thought [Read More...]

Franklin Graham Appears on CNN’s Belief Blog: How Much Damage Has He Done?

Reuters reported Monday that political watchdog and secularist groups are asking for an investigation into the political involvement of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association during the 2012 election. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics filed a complaint with the IRS asking them to review tax exempt status for the BGEA. Franklin has taken a lot of [Read More...]

The Best or Worst Pollsters in the 2012 Election – How did Nate Silver Do It?

Nate Silver has gotten a lot of press for his near perfect election night predictions. In 2008 Silver gained popularity and influence after he called 49 out of 50 states. Many pundits were predicting that Silver would crash and burn in 2012. Instead, he outperformed his 2008 predictions and now that Florida has been called [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

Quick Note: the purpose of Monday Morning Confessional is simple. Confession is good for the soul. It’s good to get things off your chest, even if they are small things and random thoughts. I post these each week in the hope that you will join in. Make your own confession! You’ll feel better I confess [Read More...]

For Religious Conservatives, Election Was a Disaster – I Couldn’t Disagree More

Dr. Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and one of the most powerful leaders within evangelical circles called the results of the presidential election an “evangelical disaster.” I could disagree more. This election was a gift. From NPR: Mohler says white evangelicals moved in lockstep: Seventy-nine percent voted for Republican Mitt [Read More...]

Predictions For 2016 Election: Shrieking White-Hot Sphere Of Pure Rage (R) v. Magical Ark of Broken Promises (D)

The Onion News never disappoints. This is a seriously hilarious video. Take two minutes and enjoy. “This thing is young, it’s exciting, it feeds off fear and terror.” You’ve got to watch the crawler at the bottom. One comment reads, “Second term secured, Obama shows Americans cool sword he’s had for awhile.” God bless the [Read More...]

Reliving the Funniest Moments of the Campaign – Surely it’s not too soon to laugh at this whole thing?

CNN made a pretty good highlight/low-light reel from the election that serves as an effective Friday Funny. Somebody needs to put together a reel from just Joe Biden alone, but until then, enjoy this: [Read more...]

4 Things Liberals Can Learn From Conservatives

Facebook was a bloodbath yesterday. An early update read, “Friends… if you are an Obama supporter go ahead and delete me from your friends list. You are DEAD to me!!!” … the first sign that the post-election climate would be rough. One of my favorite blogs read “Mourning in America,” lamenting the coming ruination of [Read More...]

Whirlybirds and Ordinary Times: Reflections on Faith and the Changing of the Seasons


If there’s one book that you must read this fall – especially during the holidays – it’s a brand new book out by my friend Katie Savage called Whirlybirds and Ordinary Times: Reflections on Faith and the Changing of the Seasons. Whirlybirds, Katie’s first book, just released this week on Howard Books (a division of [Read More...]