November 6, 2018

I shared most of these thoughts yesterday on Twitter on on my Facebook Page, so sorry not sorry if you’re already read them. But I wanted to share them again in case any of my fellow Christians out there are either still sitting on the fence today about whether they’ll get out and vote or they’re theologically opposed to voting because of, admittedly valid, concerns about being complicit in the evil deeds of the empire when it is the Church’s… Read more

November 1, 2018

I know I’ve been working on it for a while now, but I’m still having to tell myself that I have, in fact, actually really written a book. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve experienced all the requisite stress and anxiety associated with writing a book, but it wasn’t until today when my publisher sent over a PDF of the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) with the book laid out in all of its fancy typesetting that it’s begun to sink in… Read more

October 18, 2018

My kids are on fall break which means I had time to smoke some ribs this week which means I also had a few hours to kill while I attended to the smoker and as a responsible adult I tried to make the best use of that time as I could. By that I mean I spent a couple of hours gif’fing the Bible. And by that I mean I imagined what it would look like if each book of… Read more

August 31, 2018

(Credit: Jlhopgood, Flickr Creative Commons) Something I’ve always prided myself on is my mental health. I suppose it’s out of stubbornness as much as pride. You see, my parents divorced when I was really young and my father exited the pictured completely not long after I started elementary school. I saw various family counselors and psychologists from time to time as a kid, but I always resented the way I thought they were forcing me into the box of “just another… Read more

June 14, 2018

(Credit: Gage Skidmore, Flickr Creative Commons) This is just abhorrent.   Honestly, it’s hard to think of anything more perverse, more blasphemous, more of a bastardization of scripture, more anti-Christ than trying to use to the Bible to justify ripping children away from their parents.   And yet that’s EXACTLY what Jeff Sessions is trying to do in his response to criticism from church leaders over his so-called “zero tolerance” policy that allows him to do just that.   Have… Read more

May 3, 2018

(Credit: WildInWoods, Flickr Creative Commons) Well hello, Patheos. It’s nice to meet you. In the words of the great poet Jay-Z, allow me to re-introduce myself. My name is Zack. I’m a Capricorn. I rant about Trump and rave about Jesus on the internet. I’m currently munching (is that the right word?) on a 3lb bag of gummy bears. And I wrote a book. Well, technically I’m writing a book. But it has a title! If you’ve been following me… Read more

March 26, 2018

Your 2018 American Jesus Madness champion is…. #ChurchToo And the outcome was never really in doubt. Well, that’s not exactly true. Personally, I never expected #ChurchToo to get anywhere close to the championship. The competition this year just seemed too tough. But once it got rolling, #ChurchToo steamrolled the competition blowing out opponents left and right before setting a record for the largest margin of victory in American Jesus Madness championship history. #ChurchToo didn’t just beat Donald Trump Mulligans. It… Read more

March 23, 2018

Welcome once again to the end of all things. And with Donald Trump as president it might really be the end of all things before voting ends. That’s because, well, obviously because he’s an unstable, impulsive crackpot but also because voting for the championship match will last through the weekend which gives him plenty of time to bomb North Korea or Australia or wherever Fox & Friends tells him to bomb. But for reals, make sure you don’t miss that… Read more

March 23, 2018

I know I said this the last round, but I continue to be surprised by the upsets this year. (Which I guess is what makes them upsets, but still) Both Thoughts & Prayers and Evangelical Lady Bloggers had been destroying the competition….and then the apocalypse arrived in more ways than one. Thoughts & Prayers finally revealed their empty promise and while Evangelical Lady Bloggers turned what started out as a blowout into a race to the finish, it was ultimately… Read more

March 22, 2018

Welcome once again to the Apocalypse. After 3 brutal rounds, 4 combatants have survived to compete for the chance to compete for the 2018 American Jesus Madness championship. That’s a lot of competing. And it doesn’t get any easier in the Apocalypse. But I don’t have to tell you that. You saw Nic Cage in Left Behind. You know exactly how serious this is gonna be. So, no more horsing around! Or maybe that’s exactly what we should be doing… Read more

Follow Us!

Browse Our Archives