Monthly Archives: March 2011

The New NAMB: 7 Years Sure Goes By Fast!

I’ve never visited Alpharetta, Georgia, the home of the former North American Mission Board and the newly reinvented NAMB.  However, it appears that there must be some glitch in the time-space continuum that causes not only months, but years, to … Continue reading

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Shocking: Wimpy Kid Knocks Out Sucker Punch

Who’d of thunk it?  A family friendly film opening in March –Spring Break week for many school-aged children around the country — beating a visually-stunning trashy-looking mess of a movie at the box office this weekend.  But, that’s exactly what … Continue reading

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American Idolization of Republican Primary Process

Let the Republican Presidential contest begin!  With no formally announced candidates entered into next year’s Republican Primary, it’s interesting to calculate the odds of winning for potential entrants.  Based on both polling data and common sense, we could narrow down the field of likely winners with relative ease.  … Continue reading

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Limiting Your Audience: SBC Pastor’s Conference

You would think that leaders of the first GCR Era Southern Baptist Convention Pastor’s Conference — scheduled to debut in Phoenix this June — would desire to have the biggest possible audience for this annual event.  Knowing that the southwestern location would … Continue reading

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Limiting Your Audience: Janeane Garofalo & Criminal Minds

My wife and I enjoy watching the television program, Criminal Minds.  We have followed the exploits of the fictionalized B.A.U. (Behavioral Analysis Unit) from the very first episode, which aired in September 2005.  Even though we fit into the key demographic — 18-49 … Continue reading

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B-ball & Blogging: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!

Let the madness begin!  Well, it already has begun.  March Madness, otherwise known as the NCAA Basketball Tournament, started earlier today.  With some spare time on my hands this morning, much like all the spare time that the leader of … Continue reading

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Vikings’ Peterson: The $10 Million “Slave”

Are you ready for some football?  Depending on the actions of a Minnesota court and the N.F.L. owners and players in settling the current labor dispute, there may not be any football this fall to be ready for.  And, that … Continue reading

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Re-Framing the Debate About the Future of SBC

“He didn’t say it, but I think that traditionalists feel as if we are committing denominational suicide by promoting to prominence those who do not have much denominational loyalty or commitment.  We are hiring entity heads who showed little commitment … Continue reading

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Westboro’s Free Speech Win: Repugnant Yet Right

“Speech is powerful. It can stir people to action, move them to tears of both joy and sorrow, and—as it did here—inflict great pain. On the facts before us, we cannot react to that pain by punishing the speaker.  As … Continue reading

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The “Young & Hip” (Oscars) a Bust

With the fresh faces of James Franco and Anne Hathaway co-hosting the 2011 Academy Awards, this was the year for the Oscars to rebound with the viewing public.  Wrong.  What some have described as one of the worst Oscar telecasts … Continue reading

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