Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I struggle to be present where I am, in the moment. I spend too much time thinking about other things – reprocessing past events, or dreaming about future ones – and have trouble just being totally present to what I am doing at any given time. I confess that I think a [Read More…]

Andy Stanley and Charles Stanley – What Really Happened?

For years I’ve heard the whispers about what happened between Andy Stanley, one of the most famous and influential pastors and leaders, and his father Charles Stanley, equally famous and possibly even more influential. These two famously large preaching personalities had parted ways years back amid a divorce between Charles and his wife, Andy’s mom. [Read More…]

Apparently God Hates K-State – Luckily God Hates Baylor, Too

It’s Saturday & K-State is my school, so today is a big day. There’s a lot to root for in Manhattan this year. Collin Klein is this nice Christian kid who is actually managed to not be creepy or obnoxious about his faith – not always easy to do in the spotlight of a Heisman [Read More…]

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…]