Category Archives: religion

5 Things That I’d Like to Talk About….

….but I’m not sure that’s possible, without starting a ruckus. I’ve seen so many interesting things over the last few weeks, during my blogging break.  So can I just leave a few of them here to share with you? And … Continue reading

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Radio Silence and Advent Hope

Day 2 of Advent, my favorite season on the church calendar.  Yesterday I taught a lesson on Zechariah and Elizabeth and one of the commentaries I read mentioned the “400 years of prophetic silence” that Israel had endured before, suddenly, … Continue reading

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A Patriarch Takes a Fall: Doug Phillips Resigns

Douglas Phillips resigned as director of Vision Forum Ministries a few days ago, citing a “lengthy, inappropriate relationship with a woman” other than his wife, Beall.  You can read his statement here. If you know who Douglas Phillips is at … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Halloween?

(This is one of the first posts I ever wrote, for Civil Religion.  As I’ve started to see a few anti-Halloween items show up in my Facebook feed, I thought it might be time to share it again.) 10-26-09 When … Continue reading

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Ken Ham spreads the good news (just kidding)

No. No, no, no, no, no. This is not how we “reach out” to atheists, people. For the record, I am well aware of the billboards that groups like the American Atheists and the Freedom from Religion Foundation have put … Continue reading

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Palate Cleansing Post: Dogs, Questlove and Derek Webb

After a heavy post like the last one, I always feel like you deserve a break.  Also, I only have like, 15 minutes to write this post.  And I’m a slow writer.  So I’m keeping it short, and light. Firstly, … Continue reading

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Grace in the Valley of Baka

This is one of my favorite passages from the Psalms, specifically from Psalm 84: Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a … Continue reading

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