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Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 21, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

James "Sugar Boots" Franklin is remembered for bringing boombox roller-skating to Congress. Time names 140 Best Twitter Feeds. LEGOS initiate simple design. More notable Banksy street art found. Vide ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

Today is Spring Equinox Day , which is also World Storytelling Day ! Celebrate the art of the oral story by sharing an experience with someone you know, or by listening to some of our favorite stories…  TED talks like Chimamanda Adichie’s ...

More Epic Fail: A Tour of Ill-Conceived Church Signage
Originally Posted: 03/19/2012 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

Some Christians reject science, but math too? There's a fine line between relevance and pandering, and they found it. Now why is it again that folks think Christians are narrow-minded? Science, Math, and ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/16/2012 - 4:57pm | Type: Blog

Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with some laughs, crafts, and a look at some green musicians. Plus, a look at the impressive "Magic Mushroom House," an express book-printing machine, portraits m ...

Sh...tuff Emergents Say: 'Ya Goin' to Wild Goose This Year?'
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

My friend, Travis Mamone, did a short video about all the stuff emergent Christians are prone to pop off about. Yeah, he pretty much nails me in it. My friend, Travis Mamone , ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 14, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

Today is Pi Day -- March 14! Celebrate by learning a little more about one of the most irrational numbers around. [ Pi Day ] Oh the many things you wouldn’t be able to do if your arms were as tiny the arms of a T-Rex (like writing out the f ...

Wanderlust: A Sojourn to Elysium
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 1:58pm | Type: Blog

Bring on the ice breaker questions — I have found the film about my year in intentional community. If there were a movie about your life, what would it look like? Which celebrity ...

Things I Hate (But Shouldn't)
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

I know, Christians, love everyone and everything, right? Mister Bluebird on my shoulder and all that jazz. Well, that ain’t me. Not that I don’t try, but I also don’t try to fake it when I’m not feeling the lo ...

Blame the Comedians: Playing the Humor Card
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

"First of all, comedians don't wear helmets...Comedy is not a helmet-wearing art form."... We'll let Jonny Stew explain inside the blog. "First of all, co ...

A Lagniappe of Awesomeness: Jesus Toast
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 5:49pm | Type: Blog

I wrote a piece a little while back about a guy in Espanola, New Mexico, who found the image of Jesus in his tortilla. While that was interesting, this is AWESOME. I wr ...

Jonny Stew on 'You Might Be A Romney If...' and 'My Little Kony'
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 12:39pm | Type: Blog

"Everything Mitt Romney knows about the south he learned from a Jeff Foxworthy stand-up routine." "Everything Mitt Romney knows about the south he learned from a ...

Top Ten Reasons Why I (Heart) Kristin Chenoweth
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 3:46am | Type: Blog

"I'm a very controversial figure in the Christian world. I don't believe if you're gay or you have a drink or you dance, you're going to hell. I don't think that's the kind o ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 12, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/12/2012 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

While The Beach Boys are still kings of good vibes, the minions from Despicable Me give them a run for their money with a little wit, rhythm, and charm of their own. (And don't we all know someone who always has to take it a little too ...

It's the Comedy, Stupid.
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

Over the weekend, Newt Gingrich decided to wade into a minor cultural skirmish by claiming that the new ABC dramedy GCB is an attack on faith fueled by anti-Christian bias. Over ...

Epic Fail: A Tour of Ill-Conceived Church Signage
Originally Posted: 03/12/2012 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

There are plenty of websites that generate fake church signs, but thankfully there are still more than enough real examples of church messages that can evoke emotions across the spectrum. I’ve collected a few ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Stop motion animator PES demonstrates the art of making fresh guacamole with some of the most unlikely, food resembling objects. [ Junk Culture ] As spring training is underway for Major League Baseball players, one pitcher is b ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

The exit poll stats are in from the 10 GOP primaries on Super Tuesday . According to the report, “Gingrich won a plurality of voters who fart during shoeshines and Santorum performed very well among voters who have crocheted a toilet seat cover.” Rea ...

Jon Stewart on Limbaugh: 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Gross'
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 7:55pm | Type: Blog

WARNING: Jon Stewart's take on Rush Limbaugh's latest rhetorical offense against humanity (or at least womankind) is not for the faint of heart. But it is funny ... cuz it's true. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 5, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/05/2012 - 4:52pm | Type: Blog

The Guardian reframes the story of the “ Three Little Pigs ” as if it were a modern breaking news story, complete with social media updates and developing news blogs. [ io9 ] INFORGAPH: If you find yourself listening to Andr ...

Garrison Keillor + Sojourners = Light Bulb Jokes Galore
Originally Posted: 03/05/2012 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

Start the week off with a giggle. We’ve seen a lot of stressful news this weekend, so to add a little levity to the week, we’re bringing you the best Light Bulb Jokes from this w ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/01/2012 - 5:42pm | Type: Blog

First doggy Bo Obama welcomes you to the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll. [ White House ] New world record has been set: longest paper airplane throw charts in at more than 226 feet. [ I Am Bored ] While everyone’s busy trying ...

There's Something in the Water...
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Who knew hideous sea creatures had their own club? AS A GENERAL rule, it’s a bad idea to skip c ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb 29, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/02/2012 - 5:18pm | Type: Blog

Film director and writer extraordinaire Wes Anderson ( Royal Tenenbaums ) takes his hand at directing television ads. Take a look at his latest venture for Hyundai Azera, which ran during this year’s Academy Awards. [ /Film ] Monkeys ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/24/2012 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

First grade problems … mom didn’t pack cookies, indoor recess… relive all your worst memories and perhaps even snicker a little at the latest meme to hit the internet. [ Buzz Feed ] Rev. Billy and co . visit a Swiss bank dressed as huma ...

‘BUBBA’ and Other New Names Rejected by Southern Baptists
Originally Posted: 02/24/2012 - 4:34pm | Type: Blog

As the Southern Baptist Convention recently weighed changing its name, denominational leaders were bombarded with suggestions. Hundreds of them. As the Southern Baptist Convention ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 22, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/22/2012 - 5:37pm | Type: Blog

Is this ridiculous? Absolutely. But do you want to keep watching? You bet. Time spent at the grocery store never seemed so pun . And you might even be temped to copy some of these moves next time you visit the supermarket. [ Buzz Feed ]   ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/20/2012 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

Students protest cafetera food, the art of snowboarding in LED, one man a capella showtunes, spoof street artist Hanksy, and more! Plus, an Animal Extravaganza: Maddie the Coonhound travels the country, remark ...

Bayer, Knees and Contraception
Originally Posted: 02/20/2012 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

I was intrigued by a recent comment from a major political contributor when he suggested using Bayer aspirin was a viable birth control method for women. Mega-contributor Foster Friess was being interviewed by ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 8:10pm | Type: Blog

Over the Rhine's husband/wife duo talks music and life together, old CDs are turned into remarkable animal sculptures, Chipotle takes new strides toward humane practices, a spark of fun in family pictures ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Valentine's Day Edition
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Taking a look at Valentines Day with clever recipes, cards, stories, and clothing items. Videos of love across language barriers. A couple of sentimental mixtapes. The greatest kisses in literature. And finall ...

Chocolate in the Baptismal Font: Things that Happen When Women Are Ordained
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

The Vicar of Dibley's Mother Geraldine is one of my all-time favorite television characters. Apart from her various entertaining antics, she also has a beautiful pastoral touch and way of communicating th ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

A loop of 19 television shows referencing one another. Interfaith musical collaboration on the old hymn, "The Lord Will Provide." Flight of the Conchords star Bret McKenzie talks to Terry Gross about ...

Today in God: Feb. 10, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

Nuns vs. strippers. Oprah and Hasidim. A Christian TMZ.com? Muslim tweeter is in trouble. Female backlash against the GOP. Catholic television network EWTN files a lawsuit against the contraception mandate. Sa ...

Today in God: Feb. 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

The "Hawaiian Option" in the contraception kerfuffle. Catholic bishops say the whole measure must be "scrapped." The National Catholic Reporter's columnist John Allen talks tough. A he ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 8, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 7:41pm | Type: Blog

The Fray's Isaac Slade on life lessons from the president of Rwanda and Bono, who turns up in Timbuktu singing in French. (Really. We have video.)Who's your favorite on-screen Jesus? Why one author t ...

Today in God: Feb. 8, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

The GOP presidential race gets "rickrolled." Obama's "Komen moment"? Vatican holds unprecendented service of repentance for clergy sex abuse, while in the U.S. a bishop reitres and pro ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 4:21pm | Type: Blog

Ferris Bueller's Super Bowl ad compared side by side with the movie, North Korea goes polka via Norway with A-Ha's "Take on Me,"Jimmy Kimmel encourages viewers to pull more pranks, timelaps ...

Today in God: Feb. 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 12:25pm | Type: Blog

Is Santorum the evangelical "flavor of the day"? Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren downsizes by 60 pounds on his biblical "Daniel Plan" diet. Prop 8 (here we go again.) Kosher Congressman? Rabb ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

Improv Everywhere celebrates its tenth anniversary by remixing and remastering some of its best sketches. The highlights from Puppy Bowl VIII are in (look out for the MVP)! Bon Iver puts on an incredible SNL p ...

Today in God: Feb. 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

Chevy's Mayan Apocalypse Superbowl ad. Madonna's "Like a Prayer." Romney's elusive religiosity. Eddie Long apologizes to the ADL. Mormonism on our mind. An Illinois priest let go for e ...

I Love Jesus, But I Swear A Little
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 11:05am | Type: Blog

An Open Invitation to Unfriend Me on Facebook, Stop Following Me on Twitter and Discontinue Reading My Blog if You Need To... An Open Invitation to Unfriend Me on Facebook, ...

No. Tim Tebow Will Not Show You His Underpants.
Originally Posted: 02/02/2012 - 10:00pm | Type: Blog

Whether it's a matter of faith, common decency or just good manners, Tebow's choice not to disrobe for Jockey isn't a reason for anyone else to get his (or her) undies in a bundle. ...

Learning from Our Mistakes (...kidding)
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. My new approach this year is not to promise better behavior or new experiences, but to simply look back at the mistakes of ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 5:53pm | Type: Blog

A huge collection of 90s pop classics set to the tune of one man's melodica, animals appearing everywhere -- in public libraries, photobombs, even to predict the superbowl, how to mount a hot pocket holde ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 26, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/26/2012 - 6:08pm | Type: Blog

Brooklyn based musicians Miracles of Modern Science perform an a capella mashup of Bon Iver + Bon Jovi , or Bon Joviver. [ Prefix ] ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 25, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 6:20pm | Type: Blog

Art in the streets and in the windows of dirty cars, photography hot spots around the world and how it's bringing healing to victims of sexual abuse, Leonard Cohen, David Lynch, Mitt Romney, and a guide t ...

Castro's (Hypothetical) Death, Narnia and Middle Earth: The Florida GOP Debate Follies
Originally Posted: 01/25/2012 - 5:16pm | Type: Blog

At NBC's Florida debate earlier this week, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich got into a game of one-upmanship over where Cuban dictator Fidel Castro might end up after his hypothetical death. You really can& ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/24/2012 - 4:43pm | Type: Blog

Violinist responds to a cell phone ring that interrupts his performance with improvised number. The ringtone comes in around 39 seconds. [ Viral Viral Videos ] ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/20/2012 - 6:01pm | Type: Blog

President Obama wishes Betty Wh ite a happy 90 th birthday – and asks to see her long-form birth certificate. See video below. [ Mediate ] ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 19, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 5:45pm | Type: Blog

All the hype about SOPA, dogs bark to the tune of Darth Vadar, debunking myths about homeschoolers, Tim Tebow visits Sin City, innovative musical projects, extreme skateboards, and more. ...