Category: "faith/skepticism"

Christian Parents

This post was written before I became an atheist and does not represent my current views. You can find more up-to-date posts on religion in my faith/skepticism category.
How Religious Parents Royally Screw Up Their Children Good stuff for me to think about as a parent and youth minister. Let me know what you think. (from The Internet Monk) more »

Jr. high camp

This post was written before I became an atheist and does not represent my current views. You can find more up-to-date posts on religion in my faith/skepticism category.
It's Monday night of my second week of camp. I'm staying up playing Risk with some of the camp faculty. Camp has been fun so far. I've been playing drums in the praise band here and otherwise just trying to do what I can to help. We've played some… more »

Married to Reality

This post was written before I became an atheist and does not represent my current views. You can find more up-to-date posts on religion in my faith/skepticism category.
The room is ripe with excitement. Fifty to one hundred adolescent girls arrive at a Christ in Youth seminar on marriage to hear barely post-adolescent women discuss a topic near and dear to each girl's heart: the promise of marriage. And the seminar… more »

Church and State: Keep Them Separated

This post was written before I became an atheist and does not represent my current views. You can find more up-to-date posts on religion in my faith/skepticism category.
(This is the article I wrote for the June church newsletter.) On my recent vacation I stopped by the Truman State University campus and visited some teachers and people I used to work with. One of them, a secretary who didn't know me well, but knew I… more »

ChristianExodus: A Christian nation

This post was written before I became an atheist and does not represent my current views. You can find more up-to-date posts on religion in my faith/skepticism category.
I finished my article about church and state / theocracy. I'll post it here as soon as I can, but in the meantime, check this out: Would you like to live in a Christian nation with government similar to the early United States? Well, here’s… more »

Church and state

This post was written before I became an atheist and does not represent my current views. You can find more up-to-date posts on religion in my faith/skepticism category.
I'm thinking of writing an article on this for our church newsletter. My main thought right now is that church and state should be separate, for the good of the church and the good of the state. I ran across this quote from C.S. Lewis about why he… more »

Top 5 Worst Worship Songs

This post was written before I became an atheist and does not represent my current views. You can find more up-to-date posts on religion in my faith/skepticism category.
Okay, I know, many of you want to string me up after merely reading the title of this post. Let me explain: I'm a jerk. I'm cynical and somewhat of a music snob. In no way have I or would I ever pretend to be able to write a worship song, or any song… more »

More Audition fun

This post was written before I became an atheist and does not represent my current views. You can find more up-to-date posts on religion in my faith/skepticism category.
Blues in Bufe.mp3 Here's another short clip I made in Adobe Audition. On this one I used loops to create the drums, bass, and Wurlitzer and the infamous Bufe Petty supplies lead guitar. It's only 12 measures long and under 700 kB. Oh, and Bufe… more »

Adobe Audition

This post was written before I became an atheist and does not represent my current views. You can find more up-to-date posts on religion in my faith/skepticism category.
We've now got a recording set-up here at the church. A few people were saying they'd like to have a worship cd from our band, so we purchased Adobe Audition (formerly known as Cool Edit Pro) and a multi-track sound card (Echo Layla). I spent some time… more »

This came in the mail

This post was written before I became an atheist and does not represent my current views. You can find more up-to-date posts on religion in my faith/skepticism category.
We got a flyer in the mail today for Lowell Mason, who refers to himself as 'The Singing Midget.' He has performed over 1000 concerts at the Precious Moments headquarters in Carthage, MO. Check the website for booking info. more »

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