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April 20, 2017
Director, Animator, Author Kelly Asbury
Animated feature films have been around since “Snow White,” but they’ve changed dramatically. How do...
January 11, 2016
Was the Tree of Knowledge the First Baptism?
Author and Theologian Leonard Sweet says that everything in the bible ultimately points back to...
December 17, 2015
No More “Far Away” and Belly Button Death
This is a different Homebrewed CultureCast show this week. First of all, apologies for the...
December 09, 2015
Daddy, What Does a Dead Body Look Like?
We got the call Thursday night and were on a plane from Portland to New...
December 01, 2015
Dad, Why Can’t We Just Kill Them?
Read my follow-up piece written the next day about ISIS HERE. My twelve-year-old son posed...
November 17, 2015
Does Religion Make Our Kids – and Us – Jerks?
There's a well-known phenomenon in churches where young families, many of whom have not been...
August 06, 2015
Does a Doctrine of Hell Justify Killing Children?
I've written a great deal about hell. I even debated a theology professor from Western...
August 04, 2015
No One is Pro-Abortion (and Few are Fully Pro-Life)
I'm not the only one who is frustrated with, and even a little bit exhausted...
June 17, 2015
Five Reasons We Take Our Kids to Gay Pride
The Gay Pride parade in Portland, Oregon is not only a family-friendly event; it's a...
April 20, 2015
Explaining “Working Poor” to my Privileged, Middle Class Children
For my privileged, perhaps overly comfortable children, something as trivial as our internet being down...
November 21, 2014
How Generosity Goes Viral (A Five-for-One Deal) #Feeding5000 #MyJesusProject
"Woah," Mattias' eyes bulged when he walked in and saw the red mountain bike, sitting...
September 09, 2014
Be Afraid! The New Threat to Christianity is Communism
I get a lot of weird stuff in my email inbox. I'm sure all of...
August 24, 2014
Church Signs, “Michael Brown” Edition
July 03, 2014
Protect Your Daughters; Turn Them Into Corporations
It’s been suggested that the recent Supreme Court decision involving Hobby Lobby’s resistance to provide...
June 18, 2014
GO: The Biggest Word in the Great Commission
Our son, Mattias, is a complicated kid. He’s sweet, creative and remarkably intelligent. But to...
April 16, 2014
Lobster Hands, World Vision and Raising Babies (CultureCast)
Jess the Intern and Philip the Page show off their costuming skills for Zoe’s play,...
April 15, 2014
Four Reasons Men Need Paternity Leave
I was saddened, but not entirely surprised, by the response New York Mets second baseman...
January 02, 2014
Five Things That Will Shock Our Grandkids About Us
I’m a big fan of the TV show Mad Men, which takes place in the midst of...
December 18, 2013
Five Ways to De-Commercialize Christmas
We've created a Christmas monster: a grotesque assemblage of pagan, Christian and capitalist symbolism into...
December 10, 2013
Sandy Hook and the Endurance of Love
This week marks a year since the nearly incomprehensible school shootings in Newtown, Conn. Gaping...
December 06, 2013
How Financial Guru Dave Ramsey Missed the Mark
I love Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace coursework. It put our family on stable financial footing...
November 02, 2013
Bring on the Running, Bring on the Waiting
This was written by a friend of mine, Sunny Buchanan Ridings. I am sharing for...
October 16, 2013
Be Annoying for God
This is part of a weekly bible study called Heretic's Guide to the Bible. To...
September 16, 2013
10 Myths About the Food Stamp Program (Which Congress is Trying to Gut)
About a year ago, I wrote about my family participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Challenge,...
September 05, 2013
Miley Cyrus’ Contribution to Feminism
Ever since the most recent Video Music Awards show aired, there has been a breathless...
July 22, 2013
Jesus Found My Wallet!
Following is excerpted from my more extensive Heretic's Guide to the Bible weekly lectionary study....
July 15, 2013
A White Pastor’s Miracle in Trayvon Martin’s Church
A thousand things ran through my mind when the news broke Saturday night about George...
May 22, 2013
The Dangers of Christian “Marriage Worship”
I've written before about the seemingly contrasting messages we offer to young people in church...
May 18, 2013
Five Questions with Sarah Thebarge, Author of “The Invisible Girls”
Sarah Thebarge is the author of The Invisible Girls, a new memoir from Jericho Books. I was...
May 16, 2013
The Absurdity of Legislating Sexual Morality
I used to joke that there was a glaring, if not largely ignored, loophole in...
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