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There's a 'War on Christmas' -- Just Not the One You Think
Originally Posted: 12/10/2013 - 12:36pm | Type: Blog

It is not the cashier’s job to share the church’s story of God coming to the world. This story of the incarnation of God is my story to tell, the church’s story to tell, all of Christ’s followers story to tell ...

Paula Deen: Scapegoat du Jour?
Originally Posted: 07/01/2013 - 12:14pm | Type: Blog

Extreme polarization like this is a symptom that scapegoating is underway, so I suggest everyone take a deep breath and back away from the deep fat fryer while I offer a few scapegoating observations. ...

What Are You Singing: The Little Drummer Boy
Originally Posted: 12/24/2012 - 11:54am | Type: Blog

Not only is this song fun to sing with its drum-like “pa-rum-pum-pum-pums,” but also it embraces a non-materialistic message that we all need to hear, especially this time of year. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 3, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/03/2012 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

Super Bowl inforgraph, and a collection of notable commercials from years past. Take a look at radio Tanzania, and see a baby with some serious ping pong potential. And finally, take a look at some good music ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/31/2012 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

The 2012 Puppy Bowl is almost here! Which means the always adorable kitten halftime show is too. Here’s a ton of pictures if this year’s cuddly kittens from the backstage taping at Animal Planet . See the final moments of last yea ...

Pepper Spray and Peppermints: How to Occupy Christmas without becoming a Grinch
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 2:16pm | Type: Blog

While the spirit of rampant capitalistic greed is certainly appalling, and people are justifiably angry about the economic abuses of Wall Street, still some have criticized Occupy Xmas for it's aggressive ...

Which Message Are You Listening to?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

Have you seen the two videos below produced by Dove?</p> Have you seen the two videos below produced by Dove? I showed one of them recently before a sermon and the s ...

Ride the Curl
Originally Posted: 03/15/2011 - 10:04am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan Ride the Curl Jesus is cool again! He rides a motorcyc ...

What Would Jesus Buy?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Brueggemann Rev. Billy and his "Church of Stop Shopping" preach the gospel of love, anti-consumerism, and radical neighbo ...

A God of Action
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson Re-enact your favorite Bible stories with the Deluxe Jesus Action Figure! Re-enact your favori ...

Branded for Life
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:40am | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Sine 21st Century global marketers are more seductive than ever before. And they want your kids. "The ...

Resistance Is Not Futile
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 4:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Some thoughts on sowing the mustard seed. Anti-globalization folk hero and sheep farmer Jos ...