victoria-osteen

Was Victoria Osteen Really That Off Base?

“When you come to church, when you worship him, you’re not doing it for God really. You’re doing it for yourself, because that’s what makes God happy. Amen?”  -Victoria Osteen This statement finished this week’s astounding viral.  Victoria Osteen proclaimed worship to be about your happiness; when we are most happy in worship and in…

orthodoxy

Our Swerving Universe: Chesterton on Paradoxes

I’ve been reading G.K. Chesterton’s book Orthodoxy recently.  Reading Chesterton is a bit like climbing into the backseat of a wild taxi driver–you may have no idea where he is taking you but you’re enjoying the ride.  He’s got a way of expression that is poignant and fresh, and he uses illustrations instead of logical arguments in…

The stories we tell

Review: ‘The Stories We Tell’ by Mike Cosper

No one likes to admit that they did another Netflix binge last weekend watching Drop Dead Diva until 2am, but we’ve all had those weekends. What’s more, we know so much of what we watch is silly, thoughtless, and contrived, yet we somehow remain hooked to the stories that play across that screen, no matter…

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Is the Bible Really R-Rated?

I was reading last night in a book about movies and T.V., and I heard the argument again that we cannot necessarily criticize explicit content on the silver screen without also criticizing much of the Bible’s content.  After all, doesn’t the Bible include all kinds of R-rated material?  I mean the story of Cain and Abel…