Super Heroes Do What the Church Won’t

Superhero movies are doing what the church won’t: teach theology. I really wish the general public got better theology than what’s taught in superhero movies. This is a thought I’ve had for a while, pretty much since The Dark Knight came out, but it hadn’t been blatant enough for the public until Batman vs. Superman. I saw the movie last night and my friend Sam Bennet, who we ran into at the theater, warned me, “You’re going to want to write a blog post about it.” He was right. Batman v Superman was the first one to make it unmistakable … [Read more]

When I Criticize “the Church”…

I feel this is a post in which I will stray and wander, both while I write it and while I try to apply it in my own life. Please forgive me for both. Define “church.” This is a subject that has been covered by many, but it has not been covered by me. Given my insatiable need for clear and precise language, I thought it best to explain the possible meanings of the word “church” when I use it. My Definitions “Church” can mean 4 different things in my vocabulary: The Universal Body. Unalterable, immutable, clothed in white, stretching … [Read more]

My Country Used to Have a Constitution

My country used to have a constitution, but sadly it no longer does. I say constitution by what the word used to mean, not in the way that it means nothing, as it does today. Let me explain.   Constitution comes from the root constitute. As in made of. Formed from. If a woman is pregnant, and the pregnancy weakens her constitution, then it took a lot out of her. It made what she was made of less durable. It made her less her. A constitution for a country is what the country is made of. The stuff it’s formed … [Read more]

Halloween Hate

A recent incident occurred on Halloween. A woman dressed up in a tasteless Halloween costume depicting a bloodied Boston Marathon runner. This is a link to the article reviewing the incident, which I have seen posted all over facebook. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/03/boston-marathon-victim-costume_n_4208720.html I had someone ask me my thoughts on this incident, so I’ll share. 3 main points come to mind. (1) First of all, obviously it was incredibly stupid for her to do this. That is pretty much universally agreed upon. She even admits that. It was disgusting, and insensitive and downright cruel to the people who suffered… BUT… (2) Did … [Read more]

Chr*stmas

A Chr*stmas Song Study Triggered by the new “Holiday tree”! I was trying to figure out a way to illustrate how silly it is to stop people from saying Merry Chr*stmas with the reasoning that it “is forcing Christianity on people”. I decided to look at something that, for me, embodies the spirit of Chr*stmas from a worldly (or to be more accurate “regular American”) point of view. It’s what many people out there like to call Chr*stmas music! (You don’t need to read this list… just trust me, they’re all there)   A Christmas Long Ago All I want … [Read more]