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The biggest issue I saw with hashtag activism isn’t that people got to be involved in a half-arsed way. We’ve had ribbons and talk radio and bumper stickers for decades. Rather, it seemed like too many people didn’t want the post down, they wanted scalps — which seems to be the case far too often. […]

There are a few I think of, but even then they have their logistical reasons why they wouldn’t be as influential: Chuck Swindoll, but he’s getting up there as well (and unlike Graham is mostly a radio person, so no one knows what he looks like). There’s Ravi Zacharias, but he’s more on the apologetic […]

I’ve had a busy last few days, but I still wanted to look at this quote. We’ve gone after the modern “celebrity pastor” for awhile, and for good reasons. However, it’s been that way ever since the resurgence of evangelicalism in the 20th century, we just all agree that we love Billy Graham. It’s said […]

Confession: I kind of like the Getty songs. Then again, what Chris says is right, I guess I’ve only heard about 3 or 4 of them. However, those songs were actually good: one of the pet peeves of modern worship is how much of it just doesn’t seem to say much (“How He Loves” really […]

My worship music can beat up your worship music

This is something that Michael brought up often, but the worship music industry is weird. Every album can’t just be a collection of songs that draw the listeners and performers to worship, reflecting on God. It has to be “The Most Powerful and Prophetic Worship Albums of the Decade” where a song “actually releases a […]

Calls to end the “Culture War” pretty much mean “I’ll stop throwing rocks a few minutes after you stop.”

Nevermind

That was fast. Qwikster was around longer than this policy. I’m sure there’s something to be learned from all of this (and I’m sure the usual suspects on all sides are penning their blog posts on What This All Means), but I’m still a little amused that this call for unity was met with 48 […]

It seems to me that the outrage over The Proud is all around, as you can witness the backlash against Mark Driscoll, Perry Noble, Steven Furtick, et al. It’s not just a handful of bloggers, either, Christianity Today and World Magazine write about it often — World even started calling it The Second Great Embarrassment. […]

I didn’t realize that The Wind Rises was out already, which means I’ll have to take it in before it’s gone from the theaters. I’m one of the few (it seems) that doesn’t mind the recent dubs that Ghibli movies have received, so if all I can find is a dubbed version in the theaters […]

I couldn’t bring myself to listen or watch. Neither Nye or Ham are exactly tops in their league and are better at soundbytes and entertainment, kind of like listening to a political debate between Bill O’Reily and Rachel Maddow. If there needs to be a Creationist vs. Evolutionist debate, I’d be more interested in hearing […]