Tag Archive | Christianity

When humanists critique sacred art

When humanists critique sacred art

Guest Blogger: Hans Hergot What might a humanist writer have to say about the importance of sacred art? Quite a lot actually. The basic premise of the article is that if you ignore the whole “god” thing, sacred art is important because it remind us how very, very human we are. An unsurprising point from […]

How the ‘Son of God’ movie lost me

How the ‘Son of God’ movie lost me

The Son of God movie isn’t the first movie based on a book to disappoint me. It probably won’t be the last. But it sure is the most significant. Not that I’ve actually seen the movie, as such. When the movie was first being promoted, I thought the actor looked familiar. Then, as more information […]

The Devil’s Hand

The Devil’s Hand

Guest Blogger: H.G. Ferguson It’s October. Halloween looms. The time of pumpkins and costumes, candy and horror. It is also the time when our Enemy the Devil wants people to believe he’s greater than the One who made him. He’s not. But there is…the Devil’s…hand… What then is the Devil’s “hand”? The extent and nature […]

The Parable of the Slasher Film

The Parable of the Slasher Film

By N. Paul Williams If you don’t fear the Parable of the Sower, Dear Church, you probably should. It is the slasher film of Bible Stories with a survival rate of one in four. For the benefit of those who might be unfamiliar with Matthew 13:3-8, Mark 4:3-8, or Luke 8:5-8, Jesus told a story […]

Ethics of The Ending

Ethics of The Ending

I am a Christian. That may conjure up many things in your mind. Regardless of what you might be thinking right now, I will say this. Just as your personal beliefs shape your view of the world, so do mine. So, while I don’t demand that you agree with my view of the world (although […]

Marketing for an Audience of One

Marketing for an Audience of One

Guest Blogger: Morgan L. Busse Many of us Christian writers have heard the term “write for an audience of One.” Our first audience is God. When God is our audience, we seek only to please Him, and to let Him do what He wants with our writing. Recently, it occurred to me that the same […]

Breaking out of the Christian cocoon

Breaking out of the Christian cocoon

This weekend, I’ll begin leading a new series in my Sunday school class using Just Walk Across the Room by Bill Hybels. The E-word — evangelism — is one rarely spoken in our denominational circle, and when it is, it’s often with a big dose of self-deprecation. We know we should do it, but we […]

Sectarianism: The charge we cannot deny

Sectarianism: The charge we cannot deny

This Thanksgiving, as so often before, I was thankful for my neighbors, who cooked the dinner. All I had to bring was green beans. Any day I don’t have to cook is a true holiday. The company was enjoyable, and when talk turned to politics — as it so easily can in November — the […]