Month: December 2012


Little Miss Sunshine


They are the Hoovers because they all pretty much suck. At the dinner table--the symbol of familial unity--they eat chicken out of a bucket, off of paper plates and drink pop served in McDonald’s collectible glasses. The nutritive value of the meal is equal to the emotional and spiritual value...

Your Money or Grace: You can’t have Both


Over two million people “liked” this picture on Facebook. Shockingly, the person that “shared” it was a Christian. I felt a rant coming on. “Taxed to the ‘breaking point’? Come on!” I desperately wanted to point out that the United States has one of the lowest tax rates in the...

Application or Implication


When I was a kid, my Sunday School teachers were always asking us, "What's the moral of the story?"  I'm wondering if this reductive reading of the Bible is embedded in the idea of the “Application”: the part at the end of the sermon where the pastor explains how the...