It seems like every time some place gets waxed by a natural disaster, our friends on the right – you know, the ones God phones daily – pipe up to explain that […]
Nota Bene #101: Your Pal, Mike S.
“The guys who are shooting films now are technically brilliant, but there’s no content in their films. I marvel at what I see and wish I could have done a shot like […]
Dear Lord Baby Jesus, we come before you today to inaugurate the new president of the United States of God…
Well, here’s a fine howdy-do: Rick Warren, pastor of the mother of all mega-churches, has been tapped to channel Jesus conduct a seance deliver the invocation at Barack Obama’s inauguration. Because Warren […]
Our latest tragic shooting: who's to blame?
Another church shooting, this time in Knoxville. By now you’ve probably read the accounts and know that the shooter, Jim Adkisson, was motivated by, among other things, an apparent hatred of “liberals.” […]
Jesus, McCain and the GOP: a former Republican ponders the future of the party
Most folks don’t realize it – even people who know me fairly well – but I used to be a Republican. Back when I was younger and, one supposes, more naïve about […]
Can the center hold?: a response to Pastor Dan
Pastor Dan has an absolutely must-read piece on faith and politics over at Street Prophets, and while I feel wholly inadequate for the task of matching the depth of his analysis, he […]
There were periods when I didn’t think that. Are things ever going to settle down? When is some normalcy going to settle in in your life? It never really does. â€” Vietnam […]