August Archive

August 12, 2010

Culture Wars

Feminist Angst

by Clay Staggs

Here’s an absolutely fascinating article on feminist moms who are upset that their teenage daughters act slutty.

For me, the moms’ logic was a little hard to follow. They want their daughters to be “liberated” from their traditional roles as the “objects” of men, especially in the context of …

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August 13, 2010

University of Alabama

30 Years of RUF: University of Alabama

by Tim Lien

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Event: October 1-2 for all alumni, fans, or supporters of RUF. Come hang out on Friday night…then tailgate on Saturday (by the Mound) for the Florida game.

Click here for more information.

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August 17, 2010

Christian Chaff

Trying Hard to be Hip

by Tim Lien

The WSJ recently had an article describing the mass exodus of young evangelicals from church. You see, on paper this is a puzzler: At no other time has the church attempted to be so relevant, culturally abreast, pop-cultured, and techno-savvy. So what gives? It seems that young evangelicals want the …

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August 17, 2010

Pastoral Musings

Thrice Separated

by Tim Lien

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Leviticus: Where people stop when they read thru the bible.

This Sunday, we will begin Leviticus. No, no, please don’t stop reading. Hey, seriously, don’t click away. This will be good. Most people make the case for Leviticus this way: “Oh, you have to know that Jesus is …

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August 19, 2010

Church and Worship

The president is obviously a Christian. He prays everyday.”

by Clay Staggs

So says presidential spokesman Bill Burton, in response to a question from a reporter today relating to a recent poll where nearly one in four people surveyed expressed the opinion that Obama is a Muslim.

It never ceases to amaze me how ignorant some people are about religion. Burton’s …

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August 23, 2010

Humor

Measuring Your Drink’s Manliness

by Clay Staggs

The site askmen.com has developed a handy graph to help you understand your drink of choice’s manliness (or lack thereof). The vertical axis measures the “hair-on-your-chest” factor, while the horizontal axis show the level of sophistication. Here goes:

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I probably shouldn’t confess this, but I had to …

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August 25, 2010

General Theology

Three Bucks of Grace

by Tim Lien

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My wife regularly shoots me encouragements from IrishCalvinist (Erik Raymond) Just another guy who has happy-conniption fits over the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In other words, my kind of guy. He recently posted this little gem from D.A. Carson:

I would like to buy about three dollars worth of …
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August 26, 2010

Education

D-Dub Tattoos and Videos

by Tim Lien

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When historians discuss “the mark stamped on the American evangelical landscape,” by pastor-theologian-rabble-rouser Douglas Wilson, they will inevitably stumble across the current, trending oddity of his most ardent fans: Douglas Wilson tattoos. Apparently, “D-Dub” tattoos are cropping up in Pullman and Orlandoâ?? and all points in between.

Robert Cahill, a …

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August 28, 2010

Christian Chaff

When Pharisees Are Cool

by Tim Lien

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The problem with Pharisees is that everybody thinks they are probably the joy-sucking goody-two-shoes who are just asking for a wedgie. But what happens when the Pharisees start listening to awesome indie music, wear thrift-store t-shirts with nonchalance, and mutter ironic, witty references to pop-culture?

The Order of Pharisees(OOP …

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August 31, 2010

Christian Chaff

When Pharisees Are Happy

by Tim Lien

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Adorable Pharisee: Can I play Wii?

Phather: No. Why do you want to play the Wii?

Adorable Pharisee: If I play Wii, I will be happy.

Phather: Aren’t you happy now?

Adorable Pharisee: No. I’m only happy when people let me do what I want to do.

Another …

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