December 22, 2021

Bah humbug! I hate Christmas songs. Not all of them, but most of them. Call me a Grinch. Call me a hater. I don’t care. Most are kitschy, cheesy, and just plain annoying. Some, however, take it to the next level and must be destroyed as soon as possible. Here’s just five Christmas songs that need to be tossed into the dustbin of history. V. Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer I don’t mind the macabre nature of something…. Read more

December 13, 2021

Like I’ve said in the last two articles, it seems everyone is weighing in on deconstruction these days. Whether it’s Sean McDowell, Alisa Childers, Matt Chandler, or your run of the mill Christian on Twitter, everyone’s got an opinion. The crazy thing is that for the most part none of these folks have any firsthand knowledge of what they are talking about. Crazier yet is that none seem interested in talking to those of us who do. They are like… Read more

December 10, 2021

All over the place, Evangelical Christians are talking about deconstruction. Let me rephrase: All over the place, Evangelical Christians are misunderstanding, misrepresenting, and ignorantly bull-horning their ill-thought-out sentiments about what they think deconstruction is. Yesterday, I addressed a Tweet I saw floating around on Twitter and elsewhere. In case you didn’t see it, here it is. It comes from someone called @theolojesus. Today, I want to break this down a bit. Let’s get into it, then. D – Deny Inerrancy… Read more

December 9, 2021

I came across this Tweet today. In other words, tell us you don’t understand deconstruction without saying you don’t understand deconstruction. So, I fixed it: Edit: I realized I screwed up the Tweet and forgot a “T.” So, I’ll add it now: T: Thinking critically. Feel free to add your own in the comments. If you wanna get to know me better, please follow me on social media. I’m pretty active on all platforms: Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Also, if… Read more

December 3, 2021

JUPITER, FL – The Babylon Bee, often described as the Christian version of The Onion, hired new managing editor John-Paul Matthews in hopes that they can finally learn how to create good satire. “We were just getting tired of the same old jokes,” one columnist said, sipping from a red Starbucks cup with “John 3:16” hand-written in Sharpie. “We knew that we had to bring in someone with a real sense of Christian comedy.” The hiring is not without controversy,… Read more

November 29, 2021

It’s extremely important that parents use proper technique if they are going to spank their children. Give your child a warning before each spankable offense. If he deliberately disobeys, inform him of the upcoming spanking, escort him to the designated room, and mete out the punishment. Typically this would involve one or two swats on the buttocks (not that while there may be a transient redness immediately following a spanking, it should never be done in such a way as… Read more

November 27, 2021

From now through the end of the year, I’ve got a special deal, just for you. My books Heretic! and From the Blood of Abel are only $2.99 on Kindle. As of writing this, Heretic! has 121 ratings on Amazon, with a 4.8-star average. From the Blood of Abel has 56 ratings and also has a 4.8-star average. The books have been endorsed by the likes of Brad Jersak, James Alison, Suzanne Ross, and many others. To get your hands… Read more

November 24, 2021

I’m thankful for all the people in this world who work toward ending systemic racism in whatever capacity they can. I’m thankful for everyone who is affirming of gender and sexual minorities. I’m thankful for people who take climate change seriously and do everything they can to stem the tide. I’m thankful for health professionals who have saved countless lives during this pandemic. I’m thankful for scientists who develop vaccines that help save billions. I’m thankful for clergy who denounce… Read more

November 12, 2021

Today is the day! A book that is nearly 5 years in the making is now available, and we couldn’t be more proud of this one of a kind project. So, what is this book all about? Here’s the elevator pitch: In The Genesis of Violence, author Matthew J. Distefano offers his readers a uniquely creative interpretation of the biblical book of Genesis, while artist Zak Parsons provides the hauntingly beautiful illustrations. Like the first book of the Bible, this… Read more

November 11, 2021

I don’t read the Bible nearly as much as I used to. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I sat down and read it for pleasure. I continue to read in-depth commentaries on certain passages, but even that has diminished over the years. I just don’t find it as interesting, nor authoritative. And that’s where the proverbial rubber meets the road; the Bible has no authority over my life. I don’t use it as a moral guidebook. I… Read more

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