In Defense of Empire
Rand Paul and his pops, should be applauded for defending the Constitution, but thoroughly scolded for lamenting a better way. Newsflash, folks: some ideas are better than others.
The term “Arab Spring” might invoke an image of fragrant grains blooming in a once parched desert and a luxury Hilton opening its doors in Tripoli. We’re supposed to imagine (more…)
Fooled you. This is NOT about sex. This is about people who call themselves “believers” and only appear to have a very thin thread of actual scripture in their mental wardrobe. They quote the same verses over and over and over again.
If the Bible were clothing, they would be wearing a (more…)
First of all, good luck. I am about to offend a few of you, but there just aren’t that many real Christian fellowships out there.
How do I know this? Well, let’s see: Bruce Jenner would be a good place to start. Whenever you pile up your groceries at the supermarket check-out and you see not one, but two headlines celebrating “Bruce’s Amazing (more…)
Our God is Marching On..
“For three sins of Israel, even for four, I will not relent.
They sell the innocent for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals.
They trample on the heads of the poor as on the dust of the ground
and deny justice to the oppressed.
Father and son use the same girl and so profane my holy name.
In the wake of the Josh Duggar story, it is wise to remember that when a basic human hunger is demonized by church culture, weird things happen to people. Pornography, abuse, homosexuality, infidelity all can be traced to a failure of the church to celebrate sexuality.
The church isn’t sexy enough?
No, please, I am not arguing for “seeker-friendly” assemblies — dance-babe (more…)
Mad Men Didn’t End. It Unraveled..
Of course, Mad Men is a well written, well observed, beautifully art-directed show, or we wouldn’t be talking about it. I wish there were more shows like this in production, but I’ll start by telling you why my twenty year old daughter couldn’t watch it:
The exponential worldwide growth of the ultra-violent Perringdale Religious movement may have had its entire genesis in the sorry events of one terrible afternoon.
Felix Perringdale, on his way home from the horrendous 4 AM chore of hand milking his neighbor’s thirty-six Jersey cows, was set upon by a band (more…)
Being Absolutely Quiet is the Best Thing For You, (And Us..)
I need to say a few words about our founder, Felix Perringdale.
The 1893 photograph of Perringdale is widely misunderstood, and scandalously misrepresented by his detractors. Over the course of three years, Perringdale repaired to his parents’ barn in Le Mars, Iowa, where–surrounded by (more…)
My wife and I took an anniversary break out on the Palos Verdes peninsula last week.
Is it just me or do the sleek young people who greet you at a fine hotel make you feel something like the newest citizen in Emerald City? I’ve never really felt worthy of these places. I love (more…)