Thursday, August 25, 2005

"Christian" is not an adjective!

One of my pet peeves is the use of the word "Christian" as an adjective; i.e., Christian business, Christian radio, Christian movie, etc . . . . used to describe a person or a group of people is a little closer to acceptable, such as Christian author or Christian band, because Jesus did not die to redeem your business or your radio station, he came to redeem you and me. "Christian" is a noun, a person, not a descriptor for an inanimate object.

I understand the need for shorthand at times, and certainly fall into it myself, but I think it's something we should be cognizant of and make sure we're using the word properly.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Pat Roberston said what???

Yeah, I guess I decided to re-activate this blog just in time. Formerly relevant televangelist Pat Roberston has called for the assassination of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.

{shakes head in shame and disappointment}

I was in Virginia in 1988, and I remember clearly when he was at his peak. This latest pronouncement is actually quite surprising, considering Robertson has been involved in politics all of his life; his father was a US Senator, after all. He should know better -- I just don't get this one.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Boy have I missed you!

It has been right at 13 months since I last posted here, but I am ready to pick up the habit again. Check out the archives for what I usually write about: pop Christianity, music, movies, and books, musings on my faith, and any other place where God intersects with the real world.