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


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Born ahead of his time, he wanders the earth in search of good beer.

It’s not commitment alone that makes sex good. It also takes lots of practice.

My decision to stop thinking about my own behavior – and those of people around me – using categories like “sin” was the beginning of my adulthood. It’s a shame that it didn’t happen until I was 46. Preoccupation with one’s sinfulness is trampling on God’s grace. It’s also a subtle form of arrogance. And, […]

Just in case anyone sees any of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse tomorrow afternoon, pwinn and I are planning to meet for a beer in an undisclosed Pacific Coast city. Expect more signs and portents of judgement as a result of this.

Jason: While I am willing to accept cash donations in any amount, I prefer those that are in larger denominations. It’s a lot easier to carry them to the bank.

Bill, I was of two minds about the NPR thing, until I realized that all the programs I actually listen to are made by PRI. So I just decided to stop supporting the local NPR affiliate, and get the podcast versions of the PRI programs I like. I’ll miss Car Talk, but I don’t actually […]

Train up a child in the way that he should go…

and when he is old, he will have high cholesterol.

On average, the number of accidental deaths while bicycling among 5-15 year olds in states with laws that require helmets is 8 fatalities lower than in states without such laws. Thus we are told that helmet laws save lives. 650,000 fewer children ride bicycles regularly (according to a survey of parents) once laws are passed […]

Aaron: Dobson didn’t marry the gospel to a culture war agenda. He abandoned the gospel in an effort to gain political clout for the evangelical subculture.

Nice way to sideline the conversation; instead of talking about abusive language and behavior, we’re now arguing whether homosexuality is sin. Um, guys, that wasn’t Marin’s point. But I guess for some people, it’s OK to sin against gays, because, hey, they’re … sinners. As a confirmed sinner, I have a problem with that. And […]

… the precepts of Jesus Christ … So I guess he’s not a dispensationalist.