some stuff i've written about Culture

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Five Questions with Lacey Sturm (of Flyleaf)

Jesus once said that you would know who His followers are by their love. I think when He said that, Jesus was describing Lacey. Her love for God and deep knowledge of His love for her overflow to everyone she…

Red Letter Revolution: Shane Claiborne & Tony Campolo

Red Letter Revolution ( A Review )

You might not want to read this book. It will make you angry. It will make you shake your head in disagreement. And it will probably make you realize that there are some things about your life that you need…

A Faith of Our Own

A Faith of Our Own (A Review)

Probably the most common metaphor used in conversations about generations and culture is the dreaded pendulum. “Beware of the pendulum effect!” some wise person will invariable interject into the conversation. “Because your parents were too strict, you’ll be tempted to…

Jesus for President

Jesus is My Candidate?

We’re almost there. November is coming, and with it Election Day. Then maybe all this will subside. Right now you can’t go anywhere – in real life or on the internet – without being bombarded by politics. It’s the worst…

Jason Burkey

Five Questions with Jason Burkey

I met Jason a few years ago on the film set of “For the Glory.” He was the main movie star and I was the guy who stands next to the guy who runs the camera. Later on I saw…

Five Questions with Nick Ahern

This is the first in a new series called “Five Questions”. I’ll be irreverently interviewing a few people whom I find interesting¬†and sharing the results with you. Enjoy. I blame Kevin Miller of impending “Hellbound?” fame for first introducing me…

I'm Sorry I Hated You

Jesus had a way of putting profound truth into just a few words. One time he summarized the entirety of the Bible by saying “Love God with all your heart. Love your neighbor as yourself.” In these two commands lie…

Jesus: Relationship or Religion?

Christianity: It's Not a Religion, It's a Relationship

You’ve heard it before. It tops the list of “Stuff Christians Say”. I know I’ve said it. But it’s not true. The intention is honorable enough; we want to differentiate Christianity from other belief systems. We’re trying to express the…