‘Winsome? We’re Supposed to be Winsome? (2015)

Not so much winsome as… creepy

When people who really hate Christianity lecture Christians on how to be Christians, they usually demand that we be winsome. Try using that word in everyday conversation. You’ll get some funny looks.

Winsome? We’re Supposed to be Winsome?

We’re also supposed to let the bad guys do anything they flaming well please to our society, and never, never, never defend it from them.

Not interested! Not winsome, either.

‘Water Slide… Baptism?’ (2016)

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To merge the church with the amusement park seems like a really bad idea, but there’s a church in North Carolina that’s done it.

Water Slide… Baptism?

Do you get the impression that some churches don’t take the sacraments seriously anymore? That’s what happens when you conform to the world rather than being transformed by the word of God.

It shows a lack of respect.


‘Christian vs. Almost Christian Fantasy’ (2015)

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Maybe this year I’ll find some really great, current, Christian fantasy to review.

Christian vs. Almost Christian Fantasy

I have to be careful about going into the theology shop, because I’m not a theologian, I might break something.

But a demon-hunting hit squad? If that seems a familiar motif, it’s from a book called Pax Demonica about “a demon-hunting soccer mom.” I know, I know–but really, it wasn’t as bad as it sounds. But the theology was way, way off.

Is it really necessary to warn anyone that learning Christian doctrine from paperback novels is probably not a good idea?

My Newswithviews Column, July 26 (‘Religion for Hipsters’)

There are churches and “Bible scholars” out there who’ll say and do anything to win the approval of a Godless world.


It wouldn’t be so bad, if they had only their own souls to worry about; but how many people are they leading into error?

Well, it’ll make an interesting defense on Judgment Day. “But Lord! I was only doing what was trending!”

‘Who’s a Bad Christian?’ (2016)

I thought this piece was worth revisiting. A lot has happened in the two years since it was first posted: but nothing has happened to make it out of date.


And now, because the landlord has had five or six months to fix the problem with the laundry machines in our basement, but hasn’t, I have to go to the laundromat.

I’ll have an important post for you this afternoon, though. Mustn’t rush through it this morning.