When the pastor finishes the sermon and says “Let’s close in prayer,” this is usually the band’s cue to sneak silently back onstage. With every head bowed and every eye presumably closed they skulk back to their seats, quiet as death. The stealth is palpable. You could cut it with a knife. It’s hard to concentrate on the prayer because you’re nervous on their behalf as they try not to brush the cymbals or knock over music stands. Also perceptible is their urgency to be seated before the prayer is over, as to have materialized while we weren’t looking. It’s a relief when the pastor says “Amen” and you don’t have to be nervous for them anymore.
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By Stephanie Drury on February 11, 2011
Christian colleges know they can’t actually make you worship, but they can make you appear to worship, and that’s good enough for them.
By Stephanie Drury on February 3, 2011
Jesus said being persecuted goes with the territory of following him, and some of those followers are really on the lookout.
By Stephanie Drury on January 27, 2011
When someone in Christian culture meets a delicious non-Christian they will usually assume a missionary position with them.
By Stephanie Drury on January 19, 2011
Christian culture gets married young. You just can’t fornicate if you’re married, and that takes care of that.
By Stephanie Drury on January 4, 2011
89% of evangelical church parking lots contain one of these signs. But the sign is never positioned so that you see it while you’re driving into the lot. It’s so you can only see it when you’re driving away.
By Stephanie Drury on December 15, 2010
Although X has been used for centuries as a sanctioned abbreviation for ??????? (Greek for Christ), Christian culture has a sneaking suspicion this is really a calculated method to nudge Christ out of his own holiday.
By Stephanie Drury on December 13, 2010
If you have spent time within American Christian culture, you have probably inferred that free-market capitalism is God’s chosen economic system.
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By Stephanie Drury on December 6, 2010
Christian culture is alarmed by all things politically correct. They say the increasing use of the phrase happy holidays is an affront to keeping Christ in Christmas and it’s just one more sign that this country is headed for hell in a handbasket.
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