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Exodus 32:1-6 – The Golden Calf

Israel breaks their marriage vows almost immediately. Why? And what can we learn about waiting for God?

Vision Casting

What makes a healthy church vision? How can a new pastor lead a church to discover its unique vision? What about a pastor who’s been around for a while? And how can pastors lead churches to take ownership of their vision? We’re joined by pastor and vision coach Paul Dazet.

Exodus 28:1-31:18 – Tabernacle, Priests and Sabbath

The remaining instructions for the tabernacle involve the priestly garments, the priests’ installation and a few other random bits. It all concludes with a Sabbath commandment.

Ruth: A Refugee Story

My new retelling of the book of Ruth releases today!

Exodus 26:1-27:21 – The Tabernacle

We explore the Outer Court, then ask how the tabernacle functioned for Israel throughout their history. What happens to the tabernacle in the New Testament? And why does it still matter today?

Exodus 25:1-40 – The Holy of Holies and the Holy Place

The Tabernacle is the climax of the Exodus story. We explore the first two spaces – the Holy of Holies and the Holy place. What are these spaces, and why do they still matter today?

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

The Guardians of the Galaxy return for another rip-roaring adventure.

Being Staff, Leading Staff

What don’t they teach you about how to be part of a church staff? What changes when you become a lead pastor? We discuss the joys and pains of being and leading staff.

Exodus 21:12-24:18 – The Book of the Covenant

We finish the book of the Covenant. Given that many of these laws seem so archaic, how do we embody the spirit of these laws in our modern churches?

Bloggers Gonna Blog

A recent article in Christianity Today is asking: Who’s in Charge of the...

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On Stage with Penn and Teller: My Magical Night in Vegas

Can I tell you about one of the most amazing experiences of my life?

Winning Eowyn: Middle Earth Gives Pointers on Wooing Today’s Warrior Woman

Some surprising relevant dating advice straight from Middle Earth

Ill Bible Chick: Everything You Need to Know About Super Bowl 51

The most accurate recap of Super Bowl 51 from Houston, and how the Patriots unbelievable win compares to Freddy Prinze Jr.’s cultural impact.

Ruth: A Refugee Story

My new retelling of the book of Ruth releases today!

Bloggers Gonna Blog

A recent article in Christianity Today is asking: Who’s in Charge of the...

Seven Things You Don’t Want to Hear About My Mission Trip

Christians are a highly compassionate people. When I returned from a missions trip in Ukraine this past summer, what I wasn’t prepared for was the strict social contract of what I couldn’t say around fellow believers.

Ruth: A Refugee Story

My new retelling of the book of Ruth releases today!

20 Easter Cards from the Early 20th Century

A fun look at how folks sent Easter greetings and wishes more than a century ago.

Susan B. Anthony Quotes for International Women’s Day

Ten quotes from Susan B. Anthony, suffragette, abolitionist, and activist.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

The Guardians of the Galaxy return for another rip-roaring adventure.

Random Thoughts While Watching Fate of the Furious

Some random thoughts I had while watching the eighth Fast & Furious film, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

Get Out

Jordan Peele’s film debut is a stunning horror film grounded in the black experience in America. We investigate this new classic, paying special attention to how the film utilizes classic horror tropes to reveal the lived horror of black Americans. Plus: can we convince Stacey hypnosis is real? Quick! Someone grab a silver spoon!

How The OA Failed in 5 Movements

Human genius is not the ability to imagine the untrue, but rather our ability to insist on logic without being restrained by it.

Pop Culture Take: The Best of 2016

2016 has nearly come to an end. Finally. Most of us sneer at it like a bully...

The Best TV of 2016

JR. counts down his favorite television shows of 2016.

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