Harry Potter the Christian

Dumbledore may be gay, but Harry appears to be a Christian. Rowling’s discussion about the religious themes, especially those of the Christian sort, in HP has been lost in the hubbub about Dumbledore’s sexual orientation. Good quotes: (SPOILER ALERT! The rest of this story discusses the conclusion of “Deathly Hallows.”) That was the plan from […]

Angry or joking?

So what do you think, was Faith Hill angry or just joking last night when she didn’t win the award at the CMA’s?

Four Views of God

Time magazine has some interesting graphics showing the Four Views of God that came out of the survey results released from Baylor University back in September. What’s really intrigues me is the correlation between a person’s view of God and their political positions. Here is a related article.

Random Summer Post

Lots going on, but not much to talk about. I had a great “getting things done” day around the house yesterday. I checked off a long list of to-do’s that needed to get done. I’m reading Simply Christian by N. T. Wright. As is usual for Wright, it’s good. I’d love to get a curious […]

Heads, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

My boys loved this. I do feel a bit sorry for Bush though. He gets made fun of by everybody! HT: Sam Middlebrook

Way Behind

We’re already way behind on summer movie watching. Haven’t seen DVC or X-Men yet. Did see MI3, which could have also been titled, “Watch Tom Cruise Run A Whole Bunch” Two movies I’m really looking forward to: Superman and Miami Vice.

Wineskins McLaren Review

Wineskins has my review of McLaren’s latest book here. Brian McLaren, The Secret Message of Jesus

I Think I May Be a Crunchy Con

I’ve been glued to Rod Dreher’s book, Crunchy Cons. It was given to me by a friend who kept recommending it and could tell that I wasn’t going to read it unless he bought it for me. By the way, if you can perfect such a response to all book recommendations, you can get a […]

That Was Hard

I walked into Sam’s Club two days ago to buy a present for Caleb. On a special display table they were selling “one time only” items. These are items that Sam’s doesn’t usually carry, but for one time only they’re available. One of the items they were offering was a black, 30GB Ipod. They were […]

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

The other day I heard this jingle on the radio: We wish you a happy holiday We wish you a happy holiday We wish you a happy holiday And a happy new year. I thought it sounded absurd. Almost as ridiculous as calling a Christmas tree a “Holiday” tree. Besides, if we’re going to change […]