The Definitive List of 2014’s Attacks on Christianity Which, Um, Aren’t That at All.

1. Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.

Noah Surely Aronofsky’s adaptation of Israel’s adaptation of Babylon’s adaptation of a great flood story is an affront to God. Read more “The Definitive List of 2014’s Attacks on Christianity Which, Um, Aren’t That at All.”

90’s Chain-Email-Turned-Movie Convinces Atheists They Are “Just Angry At God”

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A philosophy professor lifts up a piece of chalk, eyes his students, then dares God to prevent it from breaking.  The class watches as he opens his hand and the chalk breaks on the ground, falsifying the God-hypothesis.

An elementary school teacher tells her students that she’s never seen God and explains that, scientifically speaking, God doesn’t exist.

Somewhere a college student stands up to challenge the professor’s smug atheism Read more “90’s Chain-Email-Turned-Movie Convinces Atheists They Are “Just Angry At God””

Vatican Discovers Pope Is Actually An “Everyday Variety Christian” Posing As Church Leader

The story has all the elements of a Dan Brown novel:  secret meetings, falsified information, and a magisterial cover-up  sure to shock faithful people around the globe.

It all started when Nathan Paduka, a mid-level Vatican Aide II, questioned the installment of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis back in March 2013 and was met with a semi-official gag order.

“At first nobody listened to me when I tried to warn them that Cardinal Bergoglio wasn’t really qualified for the papacy,” Paduka said, “but they’re sure listening now.” Read more “Vatican Discovers Pope Is Actually An “Everyday Variety Christian” Posing As Church Leader”

3 Reasons Why We Don’t Study Kingdom-ology

“The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” – Jesus

“Thy kingdom come.”- Everyone Else

It was a decent question.

He had just reviewed 1st century Greek terms like pneuma and theos, then wondered aloud to the class, “if we have theology (study of God), pneumatology (study of the Spirit), and ecclesiology (study of the church), why don’t we have basilea-ology:  study of the Kingdom?” Read more “3 Reasons Why We Don’t Study Kingdom-ology”

Malala Yousafzai Is Great And All, But She Isn’t A Christian?

Malala Yousafzai at the Global Education First...
Malala Yousafzai (United Nations)

I just can’t do it.

I was going to write this satirically, but I will not.

I won’t write it because Malala Yousafzai’s remarkable story is filled with strength, hope, and love… the very characteristics of the God that us Christians worship… and too many of my brothers and sisters come armed with Hebrews 11:6. Read more “Malala Yousafzai Is Great And All, But She Isn’t A Christian?”

This One’s for All the Good Christian Kids

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I was a good Christian kid.

Maybe even that good Christian kid.

And sometimes it was terrible.

Terrible?  Really?  Am I serious?  The fact that I need to explain myself constitutes part of the problem.  I know many of the challenges that people have faced make mine look laughable, but that’s a portion of what made being a good kid difficult. Sometimes being good meant forgetting about being relatable.

It also meant missing out on things. Read more “This One’s for All the Good Christian Kids”