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As you probably have realized upon visiting Google the last few days, today marks the 40th birthday of Sesame Street, a show I loved and feared during my early childhood (see more below). And loved during my late teens (I […]

It’s been an eventful week here at the blog, thanks to the naughty words and romance novels and worship discussion. Which is a weird combination of things, starting the week with pee-poop-panties and ending it with a more serious topic. […]

I have five worship-related confessions to make. 1. I play the drums in the worship band at my church. One reason is because I love to play the drums. It makes me happy. The other reason is that I’d much […]

Steeple Hill is a line of Christian women’s novels published by Harlequin, the great-granddaddy (or grandmother?) of the romance novel industry. When you think of romance novels, you probably think of a buff, hairless, massively pectoral man clutching a lovestruck […]

Seven random thoughts about Halloween: 1. In my family, we grew up pronouncing it “HAL-oween.” The hal rhymes with “pal.” Lots of my friends and family joined us in that pronunciation. But I knew a lot of others from this […]

Why a post of random stuff? Because it’s been a random (and craaaazy) week. ————• The Internet Monk’s “Annual Halloween Rant” is so worth reading for stuffy, scared-of-Satanism Christians. I totally agree. ————• If you want to see the most […]

Along with some great friends, my wife and I traveled to Norman, Oklahoma, this weekend to catch U2’s 360° tour. As a long-time U2 fan — I still have my original Joshua Tree cassette! — I was particularly pumped for […]

Noted listmaker Bryan Allain blogged a list a couple days ago of things he does NOT support, and it was a fun exercise in group dislike. So fun, in fact, that I’m going to steal the idea and bring it […]

When The Shack was first published in 2007, it didn’t have a whole lot going for it. For one thing, it was written by a guy with no platform and no name. William P. Young was a hotel night clerk […]

Ship of Fools is a fun, British religious web-magazine that has been doing great work for at least a decade. Like The Wittenburg Door in the U.S., Ship of Fools is committed to the Christian faith but not afraid to […]

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