Happy holidays? Why the secularism movement doesn’t go nearly far enough

If you haven't heard, Starbucks hates Christmas, or more specifically, they hate just the Jesus part of Christmas. The "insanity" (as The Atlantic puts it) over the Starbucks Christmas cup controversy was, to me, not that surprising. It was inevitable that, at some point in the next few weeks, some rant somewhere would go viral … Continue reading Happy holidays? Why the secularism movement doesn’t go nearly far enough

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If coaches coached their teams the way we do church

Lately, I’ve been reading through a book by Jim Putman, of Real Life Ministries, with a few other guys from my church. Putman is a former wrestling coach, and he uses a lot of sports analogies in discussing things like the work and edification of the church. It got me thinking about what it might … Continue reading If coaches coached their teams the way we do church

On Mormon-baiting, and other Latter-day thoughts

In select subsets of evangelical culture, there exists a barbaric practice that I call "Mormon-baiting." Essentially, it involves the Christian — usually an evangelical; usually a man — inviting into his home missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during their door-to-door proselytizing. The catch is that the evangelical really isn't the … Continue reading On Mormon-baiting, and other Latter-day thoughts

Mashup movies we hope they never make

Abraham Lincoln is an American hero. Arguably the greatest U.S. president in history, he ended nearly 250 years of institutionalized slavery, preserved the Union and won the deadliest war in our nation's history, just for good measure. But that wasn't good enough for Hollywood — well part of Hollywood, anyway. In its infinite wisdom, it … Continue reading Mashup movies we hope they never make