Are the Neo-Reformed really just Neo-Fundamentalists?

Here are a few paragraphs from a paper by Mike Clawson, who is getting his PhD. at Baylor. He argues that the neo-reformed movement (think Mark Driscoll, John Piper, John MacArthur, Acts 29, The Gospel Coalition), is really just a new fundamentalism which is built around different issues than before. I think it’s a fascinating [Read More…]

Stanley Hauerwas on Prayer – a great 2 min. video

  Stanley Hauerwas has made a deep impression on me over the years. My first encounter with him was via Resident Aliens. That was twelve or thirteen years ago. Then came A Community of Character and articles and speeches. I love his sense of humor and how seriously he takes his work. But I think [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am not a consumer I am a steward. I confess that we do not live in a world of scarcity, but a world of abundance. I confess these things with my mouth, and believe them in my heart. I confess that too often I do not live as though they are [Read More…]

The Truth About the Democratic Party

I’ve got a new article up at the Huffington Post. Strangely it has been filed under the “Politics” section, not the religion section. It’s the last in the 3 part series on the major players in the 2012 political elections. As always, I really appreciate when people go onto the Huffington Post site and “share” [Read More…]

The Hunger Games: The AV Club Review – What did You Think?

There’s a pretty good review of the Hunger Games at the AV Club. I typically enjoy what these guys put out there & having not seen the movie the review seems fair. Their assessment is that it is the kind of book-based movie which tries to stay faithful to the book. Starship Troopers, meets The [Read More…]

It’s a Big Tent Revival – BTR is back!

  One fall Satellite Soul lucked onto a tour featuring Big Tent Revival, Jennifer Knapp, and us. Fall tours were the best for some reason… better crowds and always interesting places. We got 30 minutes at the beginning of the show (28 minutes to be exact – which road manager Grant Garner would harp on [Read More…]

Blue Like Jazz & the Battle of the Christian (sort of) Filmmakers

I was forwarded a very interesting article by Steve Taylor today. Steve is the old CCM rocker turned filmmaker who directed the new Blue Like Jazz movie. Taylor chronicles the resistance of the Christian film industry to the film and its makers. It’s sad but predictable to hear that evangelicals have lined up to smear and defame [Read More…]

Television’s Kirk Cameron’s Film Monumental: You can’t go back, you can only go forward.

Television’s Kirk Cameron was on The Today Show this morning promoting his new film called Monumental. It’s a documentary type project built upon this premise: “I spent the last year and a half on a personal journey traveling through Europe and the United States in search of what I’m calling the real national treasure of [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m watching The West Wing series again. I’m six episodes into season two and have already have confirmed what I suspected all along – I think The West Wing is the best TV show ever. I confess that I don’t get to play guitar as much as I used to, so when [Read More…]

Rowan Williams Stepping Down

Rowan Williams announced this week that he’s stepping down from his post as the head of the Anglican Church. The Archbishopric is a pretty good gig, although Williams has had to steward the church through tumultuous times. He’s been a source of great wisdom while being a steady hand at the helm of a church [Read More…]