In the past day or so, I’ve had a friend who sent me a couple of links to articles on (Warning: NSFW language) with some interesting observations. His first was this one, based on this Cracked article:
I was reading an article about how good news no one talks about is out there. One [...]

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the release of Joe Banua’s debut EP, “Broken” with about 1200 other folks at my church. Since then, I’ve been listening to it quite a bit in my iPod rotation, and I am constantly moved by the depth and passion of it.
In the spirit of full [...]

Over the past 20+ years, I have been blessed with a number of opportunities to lead/accompany worship in song – mostly (but not always) from behind a keyboard of some sort.  During that time, I’ve born witness to (and scars from) numerous “worship wars” dealing with style (primarily) and substance (on occasion).
Putting together a worshipful [...]

In the past, we’ve discussed issues of violence, non-violence, just war, and radical Islam. There’s a documentary, Holy Wars, that is starting to make the film festival/Oscar circuit that may be adding an interesting voice to the conversation. Even if I may not agree with all of its conclusions – or those of [...]

It’s no secret that I’m an Andrew Peterson junkie. Seven or eight years ago, he was scheduled to come play a small concert at our little in-the-middle-of-a-cornfield church, and – having become a bit burnt out on mediocre music with the label “Christian” slapped in front of it like “New!” on a stale bag [...]

For those not paying attention, yesterday was “Everyone Draw Mohammad Day”, where a number of bloggers and websites (most notably a Facebook page, taken down late in the day by FB) purposely collected and posted drawings of the prophet of Islam, Mohammad.
I already touched on this issue a bit a couple of weeks ago (though [...]

OK, so for the past couple of weeks, the outrage from the “pro-choice” left increasedA? in decibels and shrillness in anticipation of a 30-second commercial to air in the Superbowl from Heisman Trophy-winner Tim Tebow and his mother, in support of life (when she was pregnant with Tim, as a missionary overseas, she was afflicted [...]

OK, so I’m not totally connected to the goings-on in the world, and am a bit extra-cranky this week. Needless to say, I’m several days behind on the news, but apparently semi-retired Fox political commentator Brit Hume has gotten himself into a pickle:
In actuality, I thought this was pretty sage advice. It’s not [...]

One of the nice Thanksgiving traditions in my household (followed more, I think for Zan’s benefit than mine) is that it is officially the first day it’s OK to play Christmas music around the house/in the car. As such, I spend a little bit of time browsing through my Christmas music, checking out the [...]

So I’m reading Superfreakonomics these days (one of the books I’m evaluating for a workplace “book club”). I found a couple of quotes thatstruck me as relevant to some of the conversations we have here, from time-to-time.
This quote brought to mind some of the Christian distinctives and the beauty of the One true God, [...]

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