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Memrizing Vrsis

Found in my daughter’s pile of papers at church this morning. That’s a great verse to be ​“memrizing,” and I hope this sentence remains true for the rest of her life.

Jerry Falwell’s Tough Guy Gospel

The more Christians resemble the ruling party, the less they’ll resemble like Christ.
Oct 2, 2018
<em>Star Trek</em> Has Always Been More Religious Than Its Creators Want or Realize

Star Trek Has Always Been More Religious Than Its Creators Want or Realize

It’s a stretch to say that “religion basically no longer exists” in the Star Trek universe.
Jul 31, 2017

The Value of Valuing Your Church’s Kids

Show your church’s kids that they matter to the church body as a whole.
Jun 28, 2017
Dear NPR: There Are More Reasons to Reject Donald Trump Than "Two Corinthians"

Dear NPR: There Are More Reasons to Reject Donald Trump Than “Two Corinthians”

Focusing on his “mispronunciation” (again) overlooks a host of much more valid reasons.
May 13, 2017
My Favorite <em>Christ and Pop Culture</em> Articles of 2016

My Favorite Christ and Pop Culture Articles of 2016

Obviously, I’m a little biased, but I was once again impressed by the site’s depth and breadth of coverage.
Dec 29, 2016
Russell Moore: "Can the Religious Right Be Saved?"

Russell Moore: “Can the Religious Right Be Saved?”

Christians must seriously consider what, exactly, informs and shapes our primary identity. (Hint: It’s not Republican politics.)
Oct 25, 2016
The Church Needs Music That's More Than Just "Positive and Encouraging"

The Church Needs Music That’s More Than Just “Positive and Encouraging”

If the Bible has room for Job, Psalm 88, and Lamentations, then the Church’s music should have room for such content, too.
Jun 15, 2016
Youth Group Nostalgia Can Be Bittersweet

Youth Group Nostalgia Can Be Bittersweet

As I’ve heard more stories from folks my age about their church experiences, I realize how fortunate I was as a kid.
Apr 20, 2016
Christ and Pop Culture Goes to the Movies (2015 Edition)

Christ and Pop Culture Goes to the Movies (2015 Edition)

The book costs $4.99 on Amazon and is free for Christ and Pop Culture members.
Feb 28, 2016
Shining a Light on Jesus People USA's Dark Legacy

Shining a Light on Jesus People USA’s Dark Legacy

How do I make sense of JPUSA’s positive influence on my life in light of the damage it’s done in the lives of so many others?
Sep 7, 2015
I'm Not So Sure I Want to Live an Epic Life

I’m Not So Sure I Want to Live an Epic Life

I might want to live an epic life of greatness, but I’m not sure that I can. Furthermore, I’m not even sure that I’m supposed to want to live such a life.
Nov 27, 2014
Exploring Anime from a Christian Perspective

Exploring Anime from a Christian Perspective

This may be the only anime article you’ll read that mentions Bertrand Russell in a review of Attack on Titan.
Nov 21, 2014
An Atheist's Response to <em>The Tree of Life</em>

An Atheist’s Response to The Tree of Life

David Silverman says the film highlights “the negative impact that religion has on grief.”
Oct 15, 2012
Fifteen Myths about Bible Translation

Fifteen Myths about Bible Translation

There’s more to a biblical translation than meets the eye.
Oct 11, 2012
Thinking about Genesis by Way of Opera

Thinking about Genesis by Way of Opera

In trying to determine what, exactly, those early chapters of Genesis really mean, it’s possible that we miss out on what they’re trying to tell us.
Jul 2, 2012