Butt Dust

Via Jerry Coyne comes the above image, presumably from an Ash Wednesday bulletin. Is it evidence of the truly negative view of human beings that some Christians have? Or is it just evidence of how crucial it is to proofread very carefully, and not just look for the squiggly red underlining in your Word processing software? [Read More…]

Get Your Ash In Church

A clever pun for Ash Wednesday. You can buy the button above from the Old Lutheran Gift Shop. [Read more…]

Ash Wednesday

Tonight was the first time I’ve experienced Ash Wednesday celebrated at a Baptist church. My own church, Crooked Creek Baptist Church, was the host to an interfaith Ash Wednesday service, a multi-congregation and multi-denomination celebration, featuring our own Rev. Tom Bartley as well as┬áRev. L. Bryant Parker of Witherspoon Presbyterian, Rev. Kevin Bausman of Immanuel [Read More…]