On this show, producer Jennifer England joins the table to talk about her work with the long-running radio drama, Adventures in Odyssey. Later, my brother stops by for some Odyssey super-fan Q&A.
I’m still working away on that special project (that I hope to have for you to enjoy by Thanksgiving or so), so here’s repost #2. Thanks for bearing with me! _______________ The original post is here, but you can just keep reading. And to clarify, my mom has been right[…]
If you’re reading this, that means I’m 30. Yes, today’s my 30th birthday. Sigh. I’m one of those people who hates their birthday–I don’t like the attention, I don’t like having to choose everything we do, and I don’t like all the reminders that I’m another year older. And 30[…]
You may have noticed that I haven’t updated the blog in awhile1. A big reason for this is that my posts had fallen into a rut, and I got frustrated. Here’s my recent formula: I start with a very evangelical topic–prayer, missions, youth pastors, etc. I then carefully (oh so[…]
I used to think that every one of “Those Evangelicals” hated liturgy. You haven’t heard of Those Evangelicals? It’s simple. Those Evangelicals are the shadowy others out there in the world. Whenever I disagree with Those Evangelicals about something, it makes me feel smart and edgy. And Those Evangelicals have[…]
When I was a cynic, I loved talking about the “evangelical bubble.” It was a constant topic at my evangelical college, John Brown University1. Cynics tell themselves that evangelicalism survives by hiding in its own cocoon. When exposed to the outside world, it shrivels in the light of reason and[…]
You may think I’ve been ragging on parents lately. That’s totally unfair. All I’ve done is write three consecutive posts (here, here, and here) detailing every single thing that parents can do wrong. Why so sensitive? But seriously. I don’t mean to blame parents. For many evangelical cynics, their cynicism[…]
I’m about to start a series where I analyze the myriad reasons people become cynical about evangelicalism. But that begs the question: why does evangelicalism attract so much cynicism? I think it’s the convergence of several factors. They include: Evangelicals are sincere. Instead of the self-aware distance our culture adopts,[…]