Archive for the ‘Pop Culture’ Category

The Corruption of Adventure

I’m not a camping guy. While I’m at it, let me throw a few other confessions out there: – I don’t own a gun. – “Braveheart” isn’t my favorite movie. – I’ve never attended a wild game dinner and I often eat chicken rather than beef. Feels good to get all that off my chest. [...]

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Everything is Bigger in Texas

I’ll admit that just watching this made my stomach lurch. Anybody out there been on this thing?   (HT:Z)

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Halloween and Evangelical Identity

Thanks, Dr. Moore, for this helpful and clarifying post: An evangelical is a fundamentalist whose kids dress up for Halloween. A conservative evangelical is a fundamentalist whose kids dress up for the church’s “Fall Festival.” A confessional evangelical is a fundamentalist whose kids dress up as Zwingli and Bucer for “Reformation Day.” A revivalist evangelical [...]

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iPhone 5 Video Leaked!

It’s funny cause it’s true. Now if I can just make this heavy, smart-looking book of theology catch the light just right… (HT:MMI)

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More Than Sand Drawings

From Colossal… San Francisco-area landscape artist Andreas Amador etches massive sand drawings onto beaches during full moons when his canvas reaches its largest potential. Using only a rake and often several helpers the geometric and organic shapes are slowly carved into the sand…. The works exist for only a few moments, just long enough to snap a [...]

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Friday Night Lights is the American Downton Abbey

This post is mainly for my wife, as she is an avid fan of both Friday Night Lights and Downton Abbey. The fact that she can be emotionally invested in small town Texas high school football and the complex lives of the British aristocracy adds to her wonder. But here, my friend Erin brilliantly likens [...]

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Vader, Did You Know?

A truly moving holiday tribute today.

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How “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Almost Didn’t Happen

My kids and I are thankful that it did: What people don’t know is that the Christmas special almost didn’t happen, because some not-so-smart television executives almost didn’t let it air. You see, Charles Schulz had some ideas that challenged the way of thinking of those executives 46 years ago, and one of them had [...]

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Santa – The Christian Boogeyman?

From Jared Wilson: Driving around yesterday listening to Christmas music I actually listened closely to the lyrics of a song I’ve heard for years: “Here Comes Santa Claus.” This little ditty includes lines like: “Get in bed and cover your head, for Santa Claus is coming tonight.” “Say your prayers because Santa Claus comes tonight.” [...]

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Armless Piano Player

Yep. You read that title correctly. (HT: Z)

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