Monthly Archives: June 2014

Our Compass Is Lost

Assassinating a national ruler is not comedy…except in postmodern America. Based on an attempt to kill the North Korean head of state, The Interview is scheduled to open in October. It has this so-called hilarious premise: “Desperate to legitimize their … Continue reading

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After Your Dreams Have All Died

“After your dreams have all died…what are you?” That’s the final question in “New Low” from Middle Class Rut. The video will make you sad and then make you laugh with its dark comedy. Songs like “New Low” are why … Continue reading

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Are You Psychotic Like Moses and Jesus?

How far can church leaders and institutions wander from their beginnings? Harvard University has slid from training godly pastors to raising “leaders” who label Moses and Jesus as psychotic. Fifteen years after the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving, American churches were increasing … Continue reading

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The Funniest, Most Pathetic Job Listing Ever

In the last couple weeks I have looked at hundreds of job listings. Here’s the funniest, saddest one that I have seen. No, I did not apply. Hello, I am in need of someone to complete my online introduction to … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday in ICU

As a kid, my church had a service on Ash Wednesday—but never with ashes. The music was melancholy, and for me the sermon was always too long. My first ashes were at Holy Cross in Ojai where I serve. I … Continue reading

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