Humor and Humility in the Music of Father John Misty – Christian Article

Alittle boy, sucking on a watermelon candy, tags along with his mother as she shops in JC Penney’s. He begins to choke on the candy; his mother holds him close and screams for help. He’s long desired his mother’s loving attention, and she’s finally giving it. Over their heads the store radio plays Fleetwood Mac—“Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies…”—into the ears of the terrified, dying boy. He doesn’t die, but from now on he will always suspect…

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Why The Church Can Seriously Be Funny — Orange Leaders – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Editor’s Note: In 2020, the Orange Conference and Seriously Night are going to look very different. That’s because we’re doing an entirely online conference, which means we can’t be in the same room for Seriously Night like usual. But we still aim to do some fun and funny stuff for the 2020 Digital Experience—if only because we need a little humor now more than ever. “It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take…

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Is God Judging the World & How to Handle a Crisis – Christian Article

To all the newbies. Glad you joined us. Welcome to this edition of my Thursday UNFILTERED updates. So we’re still on global lockdown because some hungry guy in China decided to eat a bat. (Or something like that.) And the rest of us are paying for it. Last week, I talked about those screwball conspiracy theories that are being splattered all over social media by Christians. One woman unsubscribed from our email list. Not because she disagreed with the article. But she…

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A Captcha We’d Like to See

I’m not sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing that I don’t recognize most of those faces. One of them I think is Canadian, which is the only reason I know who he is. I’m also not sure how Frank Zappa fits into the mix, but that looks like him in the bottom row. Comment by Lorne Anderson — May 16, 2019 @ 1:13 pm This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by…

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The “We’re Late for Church” App Lets You Delay the Start of the Service

The “We’re Late for Church” App Lets You Delay the Start of the Service I was staring at the clock on my vehicle’s dashboard and mentally mapping out if I could make it to church comfortably (and self-righteously) on time for the 9:00 AM service. I had four minutes, no valid weather excuse this week, and then two normally red traffic lights decided to cooperate. I was thinking that it’s too bad there isn’t an app that contacts the church and…

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In the Early Days of Merge Tags

In the Early Days of Merge Tags Merge tags are common now, but there was a time when it was new technology. Imagine gathering the staff in the mail room and pointing out how key paragraphs of the latest fundraiser were personalized for each individual.  Then there was Cobb’s Chicken Take Out. Someone keyed in their donation to The Old Time Gospel Hour under the name, “Chicken Take O. Cobbs.” And why not? The last name needs to be last, right?…

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Top 10 YouTubes of 2018 – Christian Article

It’s time for my annual posting of the Top 10 YouTube Videos of the Year (see last year’s list here). The videos below are actually not all YouTubes. There are some Twitter and Facebook videos in there too. Nevertheless, I’m gonna keep the title “Top 10 YouTubes” because most of them are in fact YouTubes and because I want to keep continuity with previous annual lists. This ranking is totally unscientific. Only one person was polled to compile this list—yours…

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