A Time To Laugh: a Reflection on Christianity, Humor, and The Cosby Show

I love The Cosby Show. Watching a familiar episode now is like eating comfort food on a cold, sad day. It never fails to bring a subtle nostalgic yearning for childhood and Thursday night ritual, comparing notes the next day at school. I smile at the phrases and words that reshaped the vocabulary of my generation—zerbert, obey-kabey, “push him out, shove him out, way out!” I also mourn the loss of innocence. At the risk of sounding like a prude, I wonder why things had to become shocking, crude, … [Read more...]

Texas Christians Raise Money for Atheist Activist’s Eye Care

 Anna, do you think GBC might cover this in an episode? A Texas atheist who earlier this year fought to ban religious symbols on government property in his town is reportedly "flabbergasted" that Christians have offered to help him pay his bills.The Tyler Morning Telegraph is reporting that Christians in Henderson County have raised around $400 to help Patrick Greene, an atheist who is at risk of going blind in one eye due to a detached retina.Greene, a former Air Force officer … [Read more...]

Victoria’s Secret Model Quits Because of Her Christian Beliefs about Marriage

I saw this article today over on National Review's The Homefront Blog (H/T Greg Pollowitz): One Victoria’s Secret angel might be turning her back on lingerie modeling but she’s not giving up her wings.Model Kylie Bisutti, 21, has decided to leave Victoria’s Secret because it clashes with her Christian beliefs.“My body should only be for my husband and it’s just a sacred thing,” Bisutti told FOX411′s Pop Tarts column.  “I didn’t really want to be that kind of role model for younger girl … [Read more...]