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True Story: On Fact and Fiction at the Pulpit

Curtis: When I was in college I spent a significant amount of time trying to find a new church to attend. After a lengthy search I settled on a small community of believers centrally located between campus, Chipotle and Taco Bell. I would attend Sunday mornings and return to the dorms, which were always empty, […]

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Instead of a Show

I have a complicated relationship with “Praise and Worship” music. In the first place, it bothers me that when we say the word ‘worship,’ we have come more and more to mean ‘sing songs,’ though there is no question that such a definition is almost comically limiting. In the second place, I am wary of […]

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Saturday Morning News September 22nd 2012

Protesters overtake Islamist group’s HQ in Libya Parties Debate Meaning, Value Of ‘Redistribution’ Chicago’s Mayor Asks Court To Order Teachers Back To School iPhone 5: Apple fans, the wait is over Human traffickers ‘are cruel people’ Neil Young Comes Clean Wide Gap Remains Between NFL And Refs; League Insists On Respect For Subs ‘Fast and […]

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N.T. Wright: Simply Christian – The Veritas Forum

A few years ago, I had the good fortune to go to a Veritas Forum event in Lexington, KY. My friend, Dr. Jerry Walls, gave a talk there, along with another man who works in Los Angeles as a film producer. The Veritas Forum is sort of like a Christian version of TED, bringing together […]

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Being Unreasonable

This is, I promise, not another post about books. Just bear with me. A couple of days ago, I finished reading Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, which was – though I won’t go so far as to call it the greatest novel ever written, like Faulkner did – pretty excellent. If you’re in the market for an […]

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Saturday Morning News: June 30th, 2012

TEDGlobal: The low-tech $6,000 car made for Africa College Football Playoff Approved for 2014 Season Welcome to Draft Diary XVI Anthony Bourdain swears he’s a nerdy fanboy Photos: The greatest sporting upsets House Passes Bill That Will Keep Student Loans Interests From Rising How to travel five continents in one day Michelle Obama Cites Jesus […]

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Radiohead, Vacation Bible School, and the Definitive Listen

1. I Might Be Wrong Two nights ago, I sat at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and watched Radiohead’s Thom Yorke dance around like a spastic marionette for two hours. There was a time, not too long ago, where a lot of what I heard coming from the enormous speaker stacks framing the […]

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Sunday Night Speech: Stephen Colbert

We tried and tried to embed this Sunday Night Speech from Stephen Colbert, but alas, it simply would not work.  So follow this link for your Sunday Night Speech, you will not regret it, I promise you.  It may be the greatest piece of Christian satire ever (except for The Church Newsletter that is).  It […]

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