Archive for the ‘christian culture’ Category

Your worship is not entertaining enough

So says Carl Trueman. If you haven’t read any of Trueman’s writings, you should. He’s a great writer, has a sharp British wit, and from time to time says some pretty provocative stuff. In the best sense of the word. And using the term “entertainment” in relation to worship is certainly an example of that [...]

May 16, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, stuff to think about, worship and the church  No Comments

A lament for art in the church

The other day one of my friends (I’m going to call him Ira Sankey) started a conversation on Facebook about leading worship that transitioned (the way Facebook conversations do) into a discussion of how many churches don’t appreciate art. In other words, he didn’t feel that most churches wanted the kind of music he would [...]

May 3, 2013  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, music, stuff to think about, worship and the church  One Comment

Tim Tebow, Jason Collins and Chris Broussard…and courage.

Normally the news that Tim Tebow was released…well, any news about Tim Tebow, really, would be the talk of sports talk radio. But not yesterday. Yesterday (and today, and probably for the rest of the week) the talk – and not just on sports talk, but all over the radio dial – was about another [...]

April 30, 2013  Tags: , , , , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, If you're not outraged..., Sports, stuff to think about  No Comments

Non-review: Iran: Open Hearts in a Closed Land

As the title implies (or rather, just outright states), this is not going to be a book review per se. But as I read through this short book by Mark Bradley a couple thoughts jumped out at me that I thought worthy of passing on. The book is split in two sections, the first examining [...]

July 17, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Book Reviews, christian culture, worship and the church  No Comments

Stop it. Please. Just…just stop it.

Family Christian (of Family Christian Bookstores) has come out with edifi, a Christian tablet. Because, you know, that Kindle you’ve been using is not sanctified. Thank you to FoxNews for reminding us that this is not the first religious tablet. “That honor, of course, goes to Moses and the Jews.” And, well, God.  

July 12, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: christian culture, Stupid Things You Can Find on the Internet, what are you drunk?  2 Comments

Midweek Humor

I want to say the Presbyterians have better theology, but I’m not sure they won the argument…

July 11, 2012   Posted in: christian culture, humor, theology  2 Comments

Short Stories…

I have a bunch of stories to follow up on, so I’m going to try to get a start with a few short words about these. Atheist Billboard: Quit the Church – I still don’t know why atheists want to be upset that there are people who believe in God. I’m not sure I would [...]

July 6, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, culture, If you're not outraged..., what are you drunk?  No Comments

Stuff smart people argue about

I like to read stuff smart people write. I like to pretend that I have a clue what they are talking about. If I could find a conversation about these subjects, I would interject some quote from one of the articles to make myself look smart too. But I don’t know anyone personally who talks [...]

March 22, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, language, stuff to think about, theology  No Comments

The Church and Homosexual Marriage

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has censured one of its ministers because she performed marriages for homosexual couples during the period that they were legal under California law. This is essentially a talking to (you couldn’t really call it a slap on the wrist). There are a few interesting points about this article: 1. The minister [...]

February 25, 2012  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, stuff to think about  No Comments

Classic Christian Music of the week: Adam Again

Back in the day I listened to a lot of…different…music. Sure, I listened to Kansas and all the mainstream rock and Christian rock stuff – Petra, White Heart, Boston, Steve Taylor (okay, I guess he’s not exactly mainstream), DeGarmo and Key, Rez Band, Phil Keaggy, Huey Lewis…you get the picture. But I also had a [...]

February 24, 2012  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, music  No Comments