I am part of a new blog project called Religious Imagery in Culture. It is pretty self explanatory and there should be some good stuff on there. I never posted much on the other photoblog I was apart of but it usually gets updates often and is though provoking.
Brian McLaren responds to his critics
So in summary, I hope that if you are among my good Christian critics, you will aspire to be a good Christian in the way you respond to my writings, even if you think I am a bad Christian for what I write or the questions I raise. We have a chance to model constructive dialogue rather than the religious bickering which has too often characterized all our religious communities. Even if I am as wrong you think I am, what good would it be to prove a wrong person wrong if in the process right people prove themselves mean-spirited, unfair, unreflective, inaccurate, dishonest, or hypocritical?
One final request. I hope that none of us will spend so much time in internal debate about our beliefs that we neglect putting our beliefs into action. It would be tragic for both you and me if our differences distracted us and others from what religion is supposed to be about: helping widows and orphans and others in need, and keeping ourselves “unspotted from the world,” as James says.
Here is a Hillsongs parody video, via Jordon and Scott
A great post by Bob Hyatt quoting Mark Driscoll on debating within the church.
I know I am a bit late on this, but for the first time I watched Stephen Colbort’s routine at the Correspondants Dinner and Bush and his impersonator doing some funny stuff. I was rolling on the gorund laughing with Stephen Colbert’s first fifteen minutes or so, it was so funny. I couldn’t tell if i was laughing out of awkwardness because he was so in Bush’s face, or if it was just funny. Probably the latter.