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Wednesday Winkses

Good mornings! Time for your Wednesday Winkses on this wainy days! Sorry, sometimes I dictate to my dog, Ginger, and I always wegrets regret it. Fwankwies, sometimes I just don’t…

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Halloween: Your Questions, Answered

Halloween’s origins lie in the Celtic mists of carved turnips, bonfires and celebrations of life and death. It’s always been a fun/spooky time of year since, of course, the flipside…

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Synod ’14: Schism in the Air

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Evil Brands, 7th Heaven and Kirk: News Roundup

  Do brands make people less religious? — I’ll fax you my reply   Bad TV pastor: I furrow my brow — secretly liked the show   Movie Review: Left…

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Some Thoughts /About/ The Rapture

Why would God chaff all these people? — I don’t understand     Is this stuff even in the Bible? — I can’t get an answer     Dogs don’t…

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September Buddha-killing Update

Whenever something we publish on KtB prompts a surprising response, I like to take a little time and then weigh in to the conversation editorially speaking. Last week’s feature, “White…

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Am I a Survivor?

I was ambivalent about wearing the word survivor on my sleeve, until I put on my biking jersey for Smilow Cancer Hospital’s “Closer to Free” ride. I’m a stage-IV cancer…

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Burning in Hell is…Delicious

It appears that some members of the Conservative Alliance of Front Royal, VA, have gotten a little confused regarding young Tiana Ramos and her successful small business. Maybe it’s the…

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The Motherly Rituals of Back-to-School

September 4, 2014. First day of school. There is silence in the house. Only the click of the old clock announcing time at every second. Time. Children make it seem…

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Priests on Film

To further celebrate the release of Calvary (read about it courtesy of S. Brent Plate  and me) I’d like to present a completely subjective and by no means exhaustive list…

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Leo XIII: First Papal Movie Star

In a review of Religion in Contemporary European Cinema: The Postsecular Constellation, S. Brent Plate describes the how Leo XIII became the first pope on film. In 1898, cameraman William…

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Jesus and Satan Battle Over Women’s Bodies

Hobby Lobby, perhaps my favorite corporate person (pickup line: “Our Hobby is Making Crafts in Your Lobby”) might be up against the Satanic Temple (of proposed Oklahoma City Satanic monument…

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Pastor Inky and His Amazing Shredded-Knee Slacks

Good news, Carl Lentz. You are now officially one of my Favorite People. Some of my other current Favorite People (FPs) are Raymond Cardinal Burke, Eden Foods and Hobby Lobby.…

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An Unbeliever’s Morality

One of the things that atheists, as well as many pagans get from “believers” is the admonition that, if you don’t have faith, then you can’t have morality. In general…

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Jesus’s Pinch Hitter: The Leftovers Episode 4

The opening sequence of this week’s The Leftovers (episode 4) was the best scene yet in a series that still seems unsure of what it wants. Opening shots show mysterious…

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You’re Having Our Baby

Do you ever listen to “love songs” shows on your local Lite FM station? They’re always called something like “Love Songs on the Cliff” or “Love Songs on the Peninsula”…

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Non-Dairy Godly Families Rejoice!

Why is this mom jumping for joy? At last she’ll have enough soy milk to serve with dinner! Eden Soy: Let’s Grow Your Family. Together.™

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Televised Prayer: Rev.

People don’t pray on television. Let me rephrase that: when people pray on television, they pray badly. They ask God for stuff, and then they get it. Television prayer is…