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Exodus 20:7 – Don’t Misuse God’s Name

Misusing God’s name means much more than saying, “Oh my God!” Why is God so concerned with God’s reputation? And what does following this commandment look like today?

Exodus 20:4-6 – Do Not Make Idols

The Second Commandment isn’t about not worshiping other gods. It’s about not reducing Yahweh to a physical place or space. PLUS: an extended conversation on how this manifests in the Church.

Exodus 20:1-3 – Have No Other Gods Before Me

What does it mean to have other gods? And why is this the first commandment? Idolatry is an insidious sin. We explore it to kick off our investigation of the 10 Commandments!

The Neon Demon

The gang welcomes Kate Sanchez to help us investigate Nicholas Winding Refn’s latest film The Neon Demon. Does it count as horror? And what does it have to say about beauty, consumption and the male gaze? Plus: we reflection on our favorite horror of 2016 and look ahead at what’s coming this year.

Exodus 20:1-26 – An Overview of the 10 Commandments

Before we explore each of the 10 Commandments, we take a look at the big picture. What is the Decalogue? How does it function in Exodus, in the Torah and in the contemporary Church?

The Best Comics of 2016

JR. reflects on his favorite comics of 2016.

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.

Best Films of 2016

JR. counts down his favorite films of 2016.

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 Horror Films of 2016

JR. counts down his favorite films of 2016.

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What they’ll say about us in 4,000 years

Ever wonder what future civilizations will say about us? Does it matter? Go with me on this for a minute…

I Was a 12 Year Old Superhero

I don’t know what came over me or why I even tried, but I had some spectacular moments when I was 12 years old.

A Christian Rock Star, an Assault Rifle & a Culture of Fear

I learned something about fear and faith during the weirdest ten minutes I’ve ever spent in an airport.

I Still Believe in Christmas

What is there to believe in Christmas when you no longer believe in God? My personal thoughts on what I’d like my son to grow up to celebrate at Christmas.

A Christian Rock Star, an Assault Rifle & a Culture of Fear

I learned something about fear and faith during the weirdest ten minutes I’ve ever spent in an airport.

Should burning an American Flag be a criminal offense?

A brief history of flag burning laws in America [Video].

Can Donald Trump be the Next Teddy Roosevelt?

What is the best potential presidential template for a guy like Donald Trump?

The 4 Presidents Donald Trump Might Most Be Like

There’s nothing more to be done about a Trump Presidency than to imagine how it might turn out.

Best Films of 2016

JR. counts down his favorite films of 2016.

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 Horror Films of 2016

JR. counts down his favorite films of 2016.

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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