The Bible Is Not Against Gay Marriage, and Here’s Proof

Hi everyone! I’ve apparently decided that I no longer want anyone to like me, so here come all of my thoughts and opinions, as a Christian, on why I changed my Facebook profile picture to a rainbow the other day. I’m sure to anger non-Christians, who don’t believe that a millennia-old book should be dictating […]

Your One-Stop Shop For Weird Christian Parody Videos

Well, I made it through another week of teaching music at Vacation Bible School. And as you may recall, last year during that week I managed to get the youth volunteers to help film a music video for the song I wrote about Elijah and the prophets of Baal. This hugely successful project created an […]

1 vs. 400

About a year and a half ago we had a request at church to do a service on the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal. This was excellent, because we creative types who have to keep providing original content day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, well we love suggestions. […]

Uptown Funk – Easter Edition

It all started back in February, probably near Ash Wednesday sometime, when Lent and Easter were on my mind. I was driving in the car when Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” came on the radio. Bruno Mars started singing “Uptown funk you up,” and yet all that was going through my head was “Christ is risen […]

7 Stories You Don’t Want to Read

As we wrap up Lent and head into Easter, my church is also wrapping up a series called “7 Things You Don’t Want to Hear,” in which we have discussed the seeming oxymorons of the Christian message. To live you must die. To win you must lose. To finish, you must start over. As I […]

Review: The Single Dad Detour (and $150 Giveaway!)

When Litfuse Publicity contacted me and offered to send me a free book in exchange for an honest review of Tez Brooks’ new book The Single Dad Detour: Directions for Fathering After Divorce, I said okay, even though I don’t do a lot of reviews here. I didn’t know much about the book at all, other […]

Please Don’t Give Me Up For Lent

Well, it’s that time of year again. The time when Christians the land over disappear from social media for 40 days and 40 nights in an attempt to reconnect with God by disconnecting from Facebook. And this is a fine and laudable thing. I do not want to disparage anyone who feels that a brief […]

The Song I Refused To Sing in Church

I sing a lot of things in church. I have sung hymns, anthems, spirituals, arias, and chants. I have also sung contemporary Christian songs and pop stuff right from the radio. I have sung “Some Nights” by Fun., and “Don’t You Worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia. I have sung Owl City, Nico & Vinz, […]