Poverty, Inequality are Symptoms of a Fundamental Problem: We Want to Live Without Limits

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Do a Google Image search for the phrase “No Limits” and see how many of the hits are from churches promoting a sermon series by that title. That’ll tell you how far off the church is on one of the most important problems plaguing our contemporary culture. It seems as though we’ve reached a tipping [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I just finished season one of The Vikings, and started in on the second season last night. I confess that the Season 2 premier was a bit disappointing. They jumped so far ahead in the story that I felt a little bit lost, like I had missed a few episodes or they [Read More...]

ChristianTingle.com: This is Wrong (and Hilarious) on So Many Levels

Every subculture is strange, but evangelical subculture is stranger. There are these highly defended idiosyncratic cultural markers influenced by a small number of Christian entertainers, megachurch pastors, authors, and celebrities. It’s a language. And when somebody who really understands the subculture and speak the language starts to lampoon it, I can never resist. So meet [Read More...]

Hauerwas and… Mohler? Notes From An Unlikely Conversation

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This has to be one of the more unlikely conversations I’ve ever heard between to men I have come to view quite differently over the years. I grew up a Southern Baptist in the midst of a sweet little church in Kansas whose practices far exceeded their own theology. So Al Mohler–as the author and [Read More...]

Jehoshua: Signs and Wonders

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“People have been looking for Jesus for a long time, but never quite like this.” – N.T. Wright, “Five Gospels but No Gospel” I’ve heard many descriptions of the historical Jesus over the years. Garrett Glass’ Jesus seems as unfamiliar to me as any. Billed as a work of historical fiction, the self-published Jehoshua: Signs and [Read More...]

Botched Oklahoma Execution: Killing in the Name of the State

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It least 4.1% of death row inmates are innocent of the crime for which they are sentenced to die. That fact alone should be enough to stop capital punishment for good. Couple that with the reality that states without the death penalty consistently have lower murder rates, and you’ve got a solid argument against. Add [Read More...]

How to Talk to Your Children About God (Rainy Day Repost)

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It’s pouring down rain in Kansas City, so here’s a little rainy day repost from a little over a year ago. The post was developed from questions I have gotten over the years from parents in my church who are trying their best to pass along their faith to their children. They don’t want to [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

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I confess that I am still preoccupied with questions of time. My ongoing experimental attempts at time management are progressing slowly. My overall goal is to work on my schedule and job performance until I see the consistent and fruitful observance of Sabbath day every week. My most recent early to bed, early to rise [Read More...]

Daniel Kirk Takes On Michael Bird’s Take On Ehrman’s Take On Jesus

Daniel Kirk is one of my favorite bloggers. He wrote a very critical review of Michael Bird’s chapter in How God Became Jesus, a book written in response to How Jesus Became God by Bart Ehrman. Kirk takes issue with Bird’s sense of humor, but mostly Kirk takes apart Bird’s argument. Kirk’s critical analysis was [Read More...]

Stephen Colbert & Pat Robertson Give Dating Advice – How Could You Go Wrong?

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive For the record it’s: slat·tern·ly [slat-ern-lee] adjective: 1) slovenly and untidy; 2) characteristic or suggestive of a slattern. What is a slattern you ask? slat·tern [slat-ern] noun: 1) a slovenly, untidy woman or girl. 2) a slut; harlot. it. had. to. be. Happy Friday everyone. [Read more...]


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