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The Stick

Take a simple stick and add one comic genius. You get this.

January 13

Lone Survivor: A Film of Counterfeit Patriotism and Ungodly Aggression

CNN host Jake Tapper’s interview with the subject of the Mark Wahlberg film Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell, became tense on Friday when the veteran of Operation Red Wings apparently took offense at Tapper’s suggestion that the botched mission was a mistake. Luttrell defended his fellow veterans who lost their lives in that operation and asked […]

My Boys Finally Snagged A Grammy

The first time I heard the Steep Canyon Rangers band, I must have been smitten. Growing up, I was never a fan of bluegrass or twangy anything, but, it must be the Scot-Irish in me, because this stuff is great. Anyway, I think the last time I posted a video of these guys was sometime […]

FOX News Gets All Religious

And that’s a good thing. Or is it?

Holy Hip-Hop and the Presentation of the Gospel

From Brian McClung: Is this [holy hip-hop/Christian rap] a God honoring, Scriptural way to present the Gospel? No, it most certainly isn’t and can never be! How can it ever be right to employ the music of the world, styles of music that stem from a rebellious, immoral culture, to present the Gospel? You cannot […]

Murph, the Protector: The True Story of Navy Seal Lt. Michael P. Murphy

Think about this guy before you applaud some famous actor or actress for a performance. This is a performance. The difference here is that it is real life, not scripted by self-serving screenwriters from the dung heap we know as Hollywood.

And Noah Had An Aussie Accent

This should be interesting. Darren Aronofsky’s epic film, Noah, starring Russell Crowe (as Noah), Jennifer Connelly as Noah’s wife, Naameh and Anthony [“hsssst”] Hopkins as Methuselah, as well as Emma Watson and Ray Winstone as the bad guy who wants to stop Noah. The bad guy dies in the end. Sorry, I’ve read the book. […]

Film: God’s Not Dead

Challenging authoritarianism – and atheism – in academia. This looks like a promising film to see. ht

Marxist Roots of Political Correctness

October 02

Grace Unplugged…Plugged.

It seems like everyone is pretty excited about the release of the new film, Grace Unplugged. I have no doubt this film will be incredibly popular. From the Grace Unplugged facebook page: Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at church. When she begins tasting the stardom she’s always dreamed of, will it lead […]

Entertained Out of Our Freedoms

The Onion Reviews ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The Onion reviews the 1939 film classic, The Wizard of Oz, as only the Onion can, answering the question of why the film has aged so well and is still so popular. The explanation of the underlying theme of the film is extremely sarcastic and yet….spot on? If the concept of patriarchy makes you cringe, […]

May 24

True Racists

May 23

Charles Wesley on the Dangers of Contemporary ‘Christian’ Music

Charles Wesley (1707-1788) is well known as a minister, poet and hymn writer. Even in his time, he was well aware of the dangers of music that was ‘fleshly.’ There is much in the lyrics of one hymn he wrote, which the Church, particularly young people who profess Christ, would do well to study and […]

April 22

Not Your Daddy’s Star-Spangled Banner

Madison Rising is a band on a mission: “to not only make great music, but also send a message that American culture is alive and well.” I’m all for patriotism, to a point, that is, but I’m not so sure about ‘American culture’. That’s a pretty broad brush and includes many things I’m sure most […]

The Patriot

Enjoy, learn and then act, all to the glory of God.


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The Hewn Stones of Contemporary Worship

If you make an altar of stone for Me, you shall not build it of cut stones, for if you wield your tool on it, you will profane it. – Exodus 20:25 This and other verses in this chapter have to do with the public worship of God. They concern the regulations or rules for […]

Glass Harp: Sugar Plum Fairy by Tchaikovsky

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