I Hate That Hymn

By Steve Schlossberg The only thing complained about in church more often than the lousy sermon is the lousy music. Bad preaching we learn to begrudgingly tolerate because we find ourselves without alternati... Read More...

Mary’s Little Lion-Lamb

By Clint Wilson Mary had a little lamb, His fleece was white as snow, And everywhere that Mary went, The lamb was sure to go. Perhaps you remember these lyrics to the iconic children’s nursery rhyme called... Read More...

Christmas Zeal

Christmas is a time when Christians are particularly susceptible to one of the perennial temptations of religion: domesticating the gospel.

Love, but Not Like That

If we want to understand what Christian love is, we must begin not by talking about ourselves but by talking about the God who loves and whose love looks like Jesus Christ and him crucified for the remission of our sins.

Ugly babies and the ordinary Incarnation

In many paintings on Ugly Renaissance Babies, Jesus looks like a miniature adult, complete with an adult’s head and six-pack abs, no doubt acquired during his many hours of baby Pilates.