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Hellfire from Above

by Steve Holt 06-05-2013

More than 1,000 civilians have been killed by U.S. drone strikes. Obama, technology, and the myth of redemptive violence.

Bringing the Camp Spirit Back Home

by Steve Holt 07-11-2011

I was not one of the 1,500 who attended the inaugural Wild Goose Festival in Shakori Hills, North Carolina last month, but I did grow up going to Christian summer camp. What’s the connection, you ask, between a festival and summer camp? Summer camp -- like festivals and extended retreats -- is often deeply formative because it gives kids (and adult counselors, for that matter) a glimpse at a kingdom lifestyle.

Wanted: An Uncool Church of Distractions

by Steve Holt 06-24-2011
Sitting in church the other night, I thought about Jackson Helms.

Worship Songs for a New Generation: 'Hold On to Love'

by Steve Holt 05-17-2011

Much ink has been spilled about the so-called "love songs to Jesus" many of us sing week after week at church.

This Advent, What Are You Waiting For?

by Steve Holt 12-13-2010
We Americans hate to wait. Whatever we want, we want it now. Pay-per-view. One-click shopping. Smart phones. Drive-through restaurants.

Confronting The Powers

by Steve Holt 12-01-2010

An interview with Walter Wink and June Keener Wink.

God is Big Enough to Take Our Doubt and Anger

by Steve Holt 04-23-2010
"To believe is human, to doubt divine."

Wearing My Jesus Goggles to the Boston Tea Party

by Steve Holt 04-15-2010

The Tea Party Express -- the traveling band of conservative speakers, entertainers, and organizers -- stops in Washington, D.C., today on its nationwide effort to "vote them out of office" in the 2010 mid-term elections. Sarah Palin, one of the most galvanizing conservatives in years, has joined the Express in an attempt to bring more mainstream conservatives into its ranks.

Christians Must Find a More Christ-like Symbol than 'Crusaders'

by Steve Holt 11-27-2009

Imagine for a minute the fallout were a Muslim high school in America to choose for its mascot "the Jihadists."

In that light, how do you think Muslims (or Jews) view Christian schools whose mascot is "the Crusaders?"

Video: Health-Care Hermeneutics with Jon Stewart

by Steve Holt 08-28-2009

I need to find something to do until Sept. 13 or thereabouts. The Daily Show is on a three-week vacation until then. (Anyone have a good home remedy for the Stewart Shakes?) I kid.

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