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Do Zombies Matter? Uh, Not So Much.

In his Moore to the Point blog, Russell D. Moore suggests an analogy between currently popular zombies and spiritually dead humankind in general: http://www.russellmoore.com/2012/10/31/why-zombies-matter/. Though I find this analogy superficially appealing, closer reflection suggests it doesn’t really work. I offered … Continue reading

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Maybe Sometimes It Is Okay To Blame The Teacher

Originally prepared September 2012 (09/17/2012, 11:46 PM, to be excessively precise) as a comment on a Facebook friend’s post.As I don’t have permission to reproduce the image I’m responding to, I ask the reader to visualize the following. A smiling … Continue reading

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Religion Is Not A Four Letter Word

Though I’m generally a fan of LifeWay and its publications, I’m disappointed to find its new Gospel Project curriculum* indulging in the weary and misguided “religion is bad / Christianity is something other than religion” rhetoric (Ed Stetzer, General Editor, … Continue reading

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Christendom is Dead; Long Live Fundom?

Image courtesy ellenm1 (Creative Commons license).Writing in 1985, Neil Postman suggested that the rise of television to its central place in contemporary culture has negatively affected public discourse in multiple and evident ways. How the ascendancy of the Internet has … Continue reading

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