Fleecing the Flock: A Snapshot of America’s Richest Pastors

The Huffington Post’s Jaweed Kaleem ran an interesting article on the salaries of MegaChurch pastors. This makes me want to throw-up. I gathered the evidence here so you can see it at a glance. It’s so sad to see how these towers of the church have suffered for the gospel. Rick Warren stands alone – [Read More...]

You Cannot Do Anything!

You have to watch this SNL video! The “Youtube” generation got a self-confidence check Saturday night, in what I think was the best sketch-based social commentary on SNL since the last presidential election. This video is hilarious. There is just enough truth to the premise to make us all a little uncomfortable. It’s kind of [Read More...]

The End of Planned Obsolescence?

You know that thing they have each year all of the companies who make consumer electronics get together for a convention to show off their stuff (and apple never comes because they have their own way of doing everything)? Well, it’s called the Consumer Electronics Show & it just happened. Here’s a quick list of [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that when I was young many people who surrounded me in my little world held MLK in deep suspicion. He was not considered a great man by them. I often heard statements like, “Once the FBI files on MLK are opened, the world will really see what he was like. And they won’t [Read More...]

Take the Civic Literacy Quiz

Just for fun I put together a Civic Literacy Quiz – don’t think too much about it, just fire through and then post your score in the comments. I’ll post a few notes that explain the answers in the comments a little later. http://apps.quibblo.com/static/flash/qwidget/qwidget.swf?s=&theme=quibblo&quiz=g39PpHU Quizzes by Quibblo.com | SnapApp Quiz Apps [Read more...]

Pastor Ed Young’s Sexperiment

To promote his new book called Sexperiment, MegaChurch pastor Ed Young is having his very own “bed-in,” you can watch the promotional video below. By “bed-in” he means that he and his wife are putting a bed on the roof of their ginormous church, (ala-Yoko and John), and then they are going to stay in [Read More...]

John Lennon, Cee Lo Green, Peter Rollins, and the End of Religion

On New Year’s Eve – Cee Lo Green stepped in it. The Rolling Stone headline read: “Cee Lo Green Outrages John Lennon Fans by Changing Lyrics to ‘Imagine.’” The controversy could shed new light on a great old song. THE SONG: I’ve always loved the song Imagine. For one thing, I grew up on the [Read More...]

A Leading Conservative Stumps for the Common Good!

It’s an election year so nonsense is afoot no matter where you turn. But I just read a very common sense argument for the common good. And it was not at Sojourners or a lefty news outfit. It was from Fox’s Bill Kristol.In my most recent article at the Huffington Post, I had some harsh [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I make my confession – make yours! I confess that in the car on the way to have pizza Sunday afternoon, I sang Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” at the top of my lungs with my two boys. I confess that for the first time in my life – I have now heard somebody [Read More...]

Being a Christian Should Scare the Hell Out of Us

“The House Studio” is putting out some great material these days. In particular, they are re-packaging some profound video footage from great American theologians and practitioners along with well written study guides for small group study. They are great – affordable, too. My friend Isaac Anderson wrote the study guide for the “Economy of Love,” [Read More...]


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