"Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom?" –Marvin Martian

Just down the road from me

Some folks decided to put up a satanic holiday display. I have so many thoughts running through my head about this. Perhaps the main one being how annoying this is. I’m not one who thinks the fight for the commandments on the courthouse wall is worthwhile. I’d rather have churches display nativities than the capital […]


Having 2 little girls myself, I appreciated that, Chris. And I still can’t get over how amazingly horrible the storyline is for that movie. You can watch it a million times and it is still horrible. And sing the song over and over and over and it still doesn’t change. I guess I need to […]

What about Charles Wesley…

and his Advent Hymn, “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus”? You could add one more, right? Since this is my first year in a new appointment, I again get to try to lovingly and slowly encourage observation of Advent. So, we’ve done a pretty good job holding off really Christmassy stuff so far. Also, I do […]

On Facebook, Chris linked a wonderful set of images on imgur of drawings based on typos of well known movie titles.  They are pretty much wonderful.  I thought the bar would appreciate this one. It’s titled: Ron Man.  “A disgruntled government employee builds a robo suit in his garage to help him stop the government […]

Chris, I think both of those are legitimate responses.  It really feels like an abuse of power to me.  Very thought policey.  And what the heck, Texas?  I thought they were the bastion of liberty. Jaredd – here’s a piece about the rapture stuff you might find interesting by one of my Asbury Profs – […]

Matthew, I appreciate the #highhorse, but it would’ve been even better if you would’ve relayed a story of a personal conversation with BWIII, throwing in a witty remark you said that made him laugh, just as an aside. I didn’t think that video was harsh, but I’m just an Asbury guy.  I actually was dispensationalist […]

There is a lot of the manliness stuff I don’t get because it doesn’t apply to me. However, being on the outside of the evangelical circus has been helpful in this aspect, as I didn’t even know I should be concerned. Plus, in the Methodist Church it doesn’t take much to be manly. For example, […]

There is another way

to handle it when someone wonders what you think about the rapture.  You can prank them – not sure if you guys have seen this. The acting was on par with the Left Behind movies as well.

Speaking of Pre-mil Dispensationalism

As I recall, just about every time I’ve sat in on an NT Wright lecture/presentation, it seems he’s mentioned that the conversation about the rapture and whatnot is a very American thing that he really doesn’t hear over in England at all. I can’t wait for the invites to go see left behind to start […]

I can’t remember who retweeted TSK earlier today, but it seems like it was someone from the Tavern. Anyway, Andrew Jones wrote a nice piece on Ken Silva’s passing. In regards to the Naked Pastor blog, I read the comments for quite awhile after Matthew turned me on to them.  What a nightmare.  I’ll agree […]