Archives: Religion

Shut up and sing.

September 29, 2015 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Shut up and sing. | Filed in: Culture, Entertainment, Kevin, MSM and New Media, Music, Photography, Religion.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. – Colossians 3:23-24, NIV On one level, this is a damning critique of critiquing culture • Read More »

The Suicide Bombers of the Free Speech Movement

June 4, 2015 | By exurbankevin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Arizona, Art, Culture, Current Events, Guns, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Another “Mohammed Cartoon Festival” is in the works, this time in Phoenix, Arizona. Unlike the last one, which was held on the property belonging to a Texas educational institute and therefore “gun-free,” (funny how the jihadists didn’t get that message…), the organizers of this festival are encouraging participants to come armed. Jon Ritzheimer is the organizer of Friday’s • Read More »

I have seen the future of academia, and it is North Korea

December 2, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on I have seen the future of academia, and it is North Korea | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Education, Environment, global warming, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Religion, Science.

Keep this article in mind the next time someone tells you that the “science” of global warming is settled because “95% of scientists agree it’s so, therefore, it must be so”. It was the fall of 2011, and I was teaching English at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea. Two hundred and seventy young men, • Read More »

The problem with a cult of personality is…

November 12, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The problem with a cult of personality is… | Filed in: Democrats, History, Kevin, politcs, Politics, Religion.

…that its appeal is, well, personal. People who follow that personality aren’t a part of the equation when the person they follow isn’t a part of the equation, either. Evangelical Christians know this from hard experience: Time and time again, a preacher arrives on the scene who dazzles everyone and promises his followers the Sun, • Read More »

Creating Christian Media For Men

September 7, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Creating Christian Media For Men | Filed in: Culture, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, Religion, Technology.

Or CCMM, for short. I’ve been rolling around ideas inside of my brain about getting men back into the church, and getting worship services back to being like worship and not like a concert.  1. Break the Fourth Wall. And the Third Wall. And the Second Wall, too.I realized what modern church worship really is • Read More »

A Church for Men

August 23, 2014 | By exurbankevin | 5 Comments | Filed in: Culture, Family, Kevin, Men, MSM and New Media, Religion.

And now for something completely different.  Despite having grown up in the church, going overseas on a mission trip and being trained as a bass/baritone, I don’t listen to contemporary Christian music, or CCM as it’s commonly called.  Why? A number of reasons.  An almost complete and total lack of soul. Listen to the CCM, • Read More »

On SB1062

February 26, 2014 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on On SB1062 | Filed in: Arizona, Culture, Family, GOP, Humor, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics, Religion.

An ASU law prof weighs in on Arizona’s “controversial” anti-gay/pro-religious freedom bill and finds it to be a big, fat nothing-burger.  “…in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, which do extend rights based on sexual orientation, only the government can take action against an offending firm, with companies already able to claim a shield against government action • Read More »

Compare and contrast

December 27, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Compare and contrast | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Democrats, HEALTH, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Phil Robertson quotes the Bible in an interview with GQ and humbly emphasizes that it is God that judges man, not him.  He’s kicked off his own show, despite A&E’s history of forgiving controversial reality stars.  Ethan Krupp, Obamacare’s pajama-clad poster boy, was accused of racism and anti-Semitism and proudly describes himself as a “liberal • Read More »

An insider’s view on l’affaire du Robertsons.

December 22, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on An insider’s view on l’affaire du Robertsons. | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Entertainment, GOP, Guns, Kevin, Marketing, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Rob Long writes TV shows for a living, and he’s good at it. He’s also a conservative, so when he talks about the realities of reality TV, we should listen.  A&E will cave. Some weasel-worded press release will go out, some oddly-constructed sentence about “faith” and “love” and some other stuff is probably right now • Read More »

You had to have known this was going to happen.

December 19, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Advertising and Marketing, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Guns, Kevin, MSM and New Media, politcs, Politics, Religion.

It was never a question of “if”, it was only a question of “when.” Phil Robertson, one of the stars of the hugely popular “Duck Dynasty” show on A+E television, has been suspended indefinitely from the show for “anti-gay” remarks he made in an interview with GQ. “It seems like, to me, a vagina — • Read More »

Public Service Message

September 10, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Public Service Message | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics, Religion, War On Terror.

A word of warning: With the anniversary of  9/11 approaching and more attacks by jihadists on our embassies a distinct possibility, if you’ve done a video or blog post in the past year that criticizes Islam, better pull it down now, lest you get blamed for the jihadist’s attacks and be arrested by your own • Read More »

They told Glenn Reynolds that if he voted for Romney, moral prudes and churches would influence elections, and they were RIGHT!

August 18, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on They told Glenn Reynolds that if he voted for Romney, moral prudes and churches would influence elections, and they were RIGHT! | Filed in: Arizona, Democrats, Guns, Kevin, Law, politcs, Politics, Religion.

Who needs laws when there’s a self-righteous moral cause to support? The Center for Public Integrity took at peek at donations flowing into the Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly gun control PAC, and they found several thousand dollars in donations from at least two private foundations and a church that cannot legally donate to political • Read More »

It’s Friday.

March 29, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on It’s Friday. | Filed in: Kevin, Religion.

But Sunday is coming.  Happy Easter everyone. 

On Marriage Equality

March 26, 2013 | By exurbankevin | 4 Comments | Filed in: Culture, Current Events, Family, Kevin, Law, Men, politcs, Politics, Quotes, Religion.

“Western culture is a complex combination of the Judeo-Christian tradition and the Greco-Roman. These two traditions are in conflict and so we have this terrible tension going on in our culture, particularly about sex and aggression. Much of our artwork — the titanic achievements of Michelangelo or Picasso or Rubens — is wrestling with the • Read More »

It’s a child, not a choice

March 6, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on It’s a child, not a choice | Filed in: HEALTH, Kevin, Medicine, Men, politcs, Politics, Religion.

The Art Of Manliness has some heart-wrenching words for men dealing with a miscarriage.  Hardship can either rip couples apart or bring them closer together. Decide early on that you and your wife are on the same team, at least as far as it depends on you, regardless of what difficulties you encounter.  It’s particularly • Read More »

The Biblical Basis For Self-Defense.

January 25, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The Biblical Basis For Self-Defense. | Filed in: Crime, Guns, Kevin, Law, politcs, Religion.

I have friends who are strong Christians and pacifists who will not raise a fist in their defense and will employ any means other than armed resistance to injustice. I respect their opinion and will not condemn them: There’s a lot of room inside the church of Christ, and as long as you’re down with • Read More »

Live and let live

January 3, 2013 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Live and let live | Filed in: Crime, Current Events, Guns, Kevin, politcs, Religion.

To my non-gun owning friends, I’m not asking you to like guns or own one: I’m asking you to allow me to like them and own them.  I understand you believe that guns = crime, and as much as I know that the facts are against you on this, I understand your beliefs and why • Read More »

The True North, Strong and (no longer) Free

November 13, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on The True North, Strong and (no longer) Free | Filed in: Canada, Culture, Kevin, Religion.

“Multiculturalism will always fail when the center is not holding and the hordes forcibly enter. Confidence in one’s native culture is gone, and the atheists have taken away our God. There’s no there there.”  – Weekend Pundit “Police are investigating after a war memorial was vandalized on Remembrance Day in Toronto. The Victory Peace memorial • Read More »

Media, Mohammed, and Muslims

October 29, 2012 | By exurbandoug | Comments Off on Media, Mohammed, and Muslims | Filed in: Art, Culture, Current Events, Humor, Politics, Religion.

The story is told of a group of people that conducted riots when cartoon images of a religious figure were published. Not that one…these ones! Now some  (including President Obama) said that an amateur video on YouTube caused a series of riots across the Middle East and North Africa, resulting in the deaths of dozens, • Read More »

Fast Forward … to 1979

September 12, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Fast Forward … to 1979 | Filed in: Current Events, Democrats, Kevin, Religion, War On Terror.

Just another in the seemingly endless comparisons between one failed liberal Democratic President to another.  If only we had a Nobel Peace Prize winner as President, this wouldn’t have happened! 

One man’s hate is another man’s yummy, yummy chicken.

August 21, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on One man’s hate is another man’s yummy, yummy chicken. | Filed in: Politics, Religion.

P.J. O’Rourke once famously stated: “Not long after Andrew Ferguson and I met, we were driving down Pennsylvania Avenue and encountered some or another noisy pinko demonstration. ‘How come,’ I asked Andy, ‘whenever something upsets the Left, you see immediate marches and parades and rallies with signs already printed and rhyming slogans already composed, whereas • Read More »

Quote of the Day, 8/2 Edition

August 2, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on Quote of the Day, 8/2 Edition | Filed in: Kevin, Politics, Quotes, Religion.

“Chick-Fil-A opposes homosexual marriage, right?! Apparently, they do.  And that is a shame.  However, while I disagree with that stance, I absolutely despise the notion that the government can punish them because of it. “ – Linoge 

What is, is constitutional

April 26, 2012 | By exurbankevin | Comments Off on What is, is constitutional | Filed in: Democrats, Kevin, Law, Politics, Religion.

Mark Kikorian call out the elephant in the room as, well, an elephant. In the room. But what’s struck me most over the past few days is how the Left does not even understand the concept of constitutionalism. They virtually all seem to think that “constitutional” means “a policy I like” and “unconstitutional” means “a • Read More »