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November 09, 2018
Christmas in November
It’s early November, and Michael Buble has already told me it’s beginning to look a...
November 07, 2018
Church via app is spiritual masturbation
This week, Judah Smith, pastor of Churchome — the mega congregation that is home to...
October 01, 2018
You don’t have to fight every battle
I know, I know. It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything. My bad. It’s been...
September 14, 2018
“Only God is master of the universe”: Growing up fundamentalist
I’ve made no secret of the fact that I grew up in a Christian home,...
September 07, 2018
The need for a “purple” church: Why the Body of Christ isn’t democrat or republican
Recently, Christianity Today published results of a LifeWay research poll stating that 57% of American...
August 31, 2018
Your inner voice is your worst enemy
I pity anyone who was my friend when I was single. I was the king...
August 20, 2018
I was a teenage Jesus Freak
Although I was largely invisible in high school (and liked it that way), there...
July 26, 2018
On mourning and the offense of death
In the past two months, my family lost a generation of matriarchs. In May, my...
July 18, 2018
What Jim Henson taught me about relationships
I could create an entire podcast out of the lessons I’ve learned from Jim Henson....
July 09, 2018
Is art proof of God?
A few weeks ago, I attended my niece’s dance recital. I can’t say I expected...
June 18, 2018
Donald Trump is not a monster
I am not a fan of President Donald Trump. I was annoyed when he was...
June 14, 2018
Does having kids kill your dreams?
When my wife was pregnant with our son, people looked at my busy schedule and...
June 07, 2018
You will never be perfect
You will never be perfect. Stop clinging to that goal, because it’s not going to...
June 05, 2018
Why I still love the Church
I’ve had people remark that I’m hard on Christians. Whether on this blog, on social...
June 01, 2018
Review: ‘Camp Manna’ lovingly tweaks the weirdness of Christian culture
I am a product of Christian camp. When I was a kid, one of the...
May 29, 2018
Scattered thoughts on Paige Patterson, #MeToo and Curdled Complementarianism
When it was alleged that Paige Patterson, president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, had counseled...
May 23, 2018
“Camp Manna” directors talk Christian satire, filmmaking and Gary Busey
About five minutes into “Camp Manna,” it's clear that the filmmakers are in on the...
May 21, 2018
Confessions of a would-be Incel
Last week, a young man walked into his Texas high school armed with a gun,...
May 18, 2018
This is the time of year when I am normally at my movie-geekiest. Usually by...
May 17, 2018
The truth about complaining
Awhile back, I participated in a challenge to go a day without complaining. It was...
May 02, 2018
Sacred Cows: Does Christian culture owe Amy Grant an apology?
I don’t get starstruck easily. When I was a reporter, I had the opportunity to...
April 30, 2018
Should Christians be political?
Stop being political! That’s the comment I often see when someone posts their opinions about...
April 27, 2018
Pastors: Don’t preach from the book of Marvel
For many comic book geeks and movie fans, this weekend’s release of “Avengers: Infinity War”...
April 23, 2018
The socially anxious Chrisian
It’s the mid-1990s. I’m in my high school journalism class, writing movie reviews because the...
April 18, 2018
Don’t be yourself — Be better
Be yourself. That’s advice we give to everyone. Whether they’re trying to find a date,...
April 09, 2018
Why our kids attend public schools
In September, my son started kindergarten. Every day, Mickey gets on a bus, which takes...
April 04, 2018
Larry Norman’s lessons for Christian art
Possibly the most prominent figure of the 1960s Jesus Movement, Larry Norman single-handedly started the...
March 20, 2018
Remember when dc Talk made a movie?
In my recent Sacred Cows post on dc Talk, I mentioned the “Jesus Freak” single...
March 15, 2018
If your child asks for peace, will you give them a bullet?
Yesterday, students around the nation walked out of their classrooms at 10 a.m. to draw...
March 13, 2018
Sacred Cows: Are We Still Down With dc Talk?
“They were The Beatles of Christian music.” Talk to anyone who grew up in ‘90s...
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