Stanley Hauerwas, David Bentley Hart, & Christopher Hitchens

It’s been interesting to watch my Twitter and Facebook accounts light up with tributes after the news that renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens died of cancer. I once heard Miroslav Volf say that he thinks Christians should read the great atheists – by which he meant Nietzsche, Freud, Marx – not Christopher Hitchens. His argument was [Read More...]

Dave Barnes Christmas Extravaganza

Watching YouTube videos of Dave Barnes’s Christmas Extravaganza is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. It’s stinking hilarious and very wrong in all the right ways. I’m not sure when the last one of these was made – here’s hoping Barnes decides to make a 2012 edition. Enjoy! [Read more...]

Christmas Decoration Excellence

I dont’ know who this guy is – but this is nothing short of brilliant. [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

If you are buying a gift for a book lover this year I have some ideas. The obvious ideas – e-readers and such – I won’t bother with because you know all about them. But, there are also a lot of readers who have a very specialized set of needs when it comes to book [Read More...]

Approaching a Culture of Despair

I had a phenomenal evening talking last night with a group of disciples from Redemption Church in Olathe, KS. We watched this video (below) of Stanley Hauerwas, and talked about despair and what it means to speak like a Christian in the midst of a world that has ceased to believe in God. I felt [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I often have a difficult time getting myself to work on Mondays. I spend way too much time reading other people’s blogs and catching up on the news. I confess that navigating the papers online is not nearly as fun or productive as having the real things in my hand. I realize [Read More...]

18 Common Phrases to Avoid in Conversation

My wife reads REAL SIMPLE magazine. I’ll admit to never reading it. However, I do look through it from time to time because the graphic design is really well done – classic clean look. Anyway, here’s the first time on this blog that I’ve ever featured something from a magazine which targets women as the [Read More...]

Puppets Freak Me Out

The Suttle family took what will most certainly become a yearly trek down to Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in downtown KC, to see the Paul Messner Puppets put on their nativity production. I’ll be honest – I was not excited. Time for a little bit of self-disclosure here. Puppets have always freaked me out [Read More...]

Hot or Not Hot Primary

I take politics seriously, but I’m not a partisan – I don’t feel at home in any major political party. Maybe that’s why my favorite part of election year is the political satire & humor. I’m going to feature a lot of this here over the next year or so. I promise that I’ll do [Read More...]

Vader Did You Know?

Okay – don’t stone me… this is stinking hilarious. Personally, my favorite part is when Yoda’s voice-over inverts the structure to “vader know did you?” I’m also a big fan of the juxtaposition of Luke & Vader cutting off each other’s hands. There are few things I love more than Christmas parodies that are sick [Read More...]

Rob Bell is Stronger

The announcement of Rob Bell’s recent decision to leave Mars Hill came as no big surprise to most of us. I’ve gotten used to watching pastor’s writing/speaking careers eclipse their life as a pastor. The demands of speaking engagements, travelling, and writing are not that compatible with the demands of leading a local church. It’s [Read More...]

Joel Osteen Gets Reality Show

Joel Osteen, Mark Burnett Partner For Reality Show About Lakewood Church Mission Trips Why do I get the feeling this was somehow inevitable! [Read more...]


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