The Rise Of The Pinkie Pie State

November 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Towards a Rescued Responsible Masculine Libertarian Utopia Today dear audience I wish to present before you the awful truth about our society. Through a lengthy nuanced, incoherent political screed, I plan to provide more pop culture references than actual facts to prove that America has gone downhill. America has exchanged pearls for pig slop, cultural and political freedom for limited personal freedom in the name of being squeaky clean and, ew, having fun! The current disaster I bring to you I have named the Pinkie Pie State. The Pinkie Pie State is completely unlike the campaign versus HillaryCare and the concept of the Nanny State of the in the 1990’s. The Pinkie Pie State must be resisted at all costs. We can’t have too many […]

Mainstreaming Radicalism

November 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

“Radicals are hopeless, they are all ugly, and are so ungrateful for everything given to them. — they are ultimately rooted in a sense that everything sucks” I don’t get it. I really don’t get it. I really just don’t understand how there’s an entire generation of Christians out there who feel like Mainline Christianity has let them down, that there’s this BIG CONSPIRACY OUT THERE: that the Bible shows us just how terrible everything is. EVERYTHING IS AWFUL! EVERYTHING IS NOT COOL WHEN YOU’RE NOT PART OF OUR TEAM! It can be a startling revelation to learn that there are a relatively small group of people sitting on their couches, criticizing the civil religion that this great nation was founded on. Social Justice Warriors […]

sarcasm: a Christian perspective

October 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Okay, so I have sort of a satirical side to my blogposts from time to time. My sarcastic humor does come out at work occasionally, but it was not until recently I came across the fundamentalist idea that sarcasm was a “sin.” Here’s for example this post by a Thomas Umstattd. But I think that anyone after weighing the Bible’s witness, I must say that what the writer Thomas Umstattd is promoting legalism. Just because he does not understand how something works within the biblical narrative, and because there’s an overuse with a practice, does not in anyway make sarcasm a sin. If I may, one of my favorite stories growing up (and still is) is the story of Elijah confronting the hundreds of prophets […]

Quitting The Progressive Christian Internet: Weeds Along The Moral High Ground part 2

September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Towards A Liberationist Theological Account of Difference & Community Online In the early 1980’s, after a long struggle with the federal government, the city of Louisville, Kentucky agreed to start busing students of primarily black neighborhoods to schools that were primarily white in order to comply with national regulations regarding racial integration. It was in this context that I experienced my early formation as a student.  My favorite subject was Social Studies where the history of the U.S. begins in Europe, with the Spaniards, French, and British racing to find a faster route to India. It was during Social Studies hour in the afternoon, I had the privilege of learning about Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac, and George Washington’s military […]

Quitting the Progressive Christian Internet: Weeds Along The Moral High Ground part 1

September 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Further Explorations Into A Liberationist Theological Approach For Online Engagement When I made the fateful decision to start blogging I was nervous at first. What were the chances others would be reading my work? Why was I even going to try? It was 9 years ago that I would write Facebook notes and post on Xanga and MySpace as well. Remember those? I don’t want to! The vast majority of Christian blogs I read were overwhelmingly either Calvinist or biblical studies. The center of these conversations focused on the dominant culture, the prominent megachurches (Yes Mark Driscoll, but also Kenneth Copeland). If the Christian blogosphere was a cliquish high school prom, conservative Republican evangelicals would be considered the life of the party. In 2007, I […]

I guess I'm old fashioned but I would let my son watch My Little Pony #MLPFIM

March 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

OH MAH GAWDZ WHAT ABOUT THE MENZZZZZZZ! THIS ONE LITTLE CARTOON IS MAKING ALL THESE 21ST CENTURY MALES INTO WOMINZ. WHAT EVER SHALL WE DO????!!!!! And now for the rebuttal to idiocy and opinions based off of ignorance. First of all, I don’t know if there’s a rule book or something out there, but I know that it was up until the mid-20th century before colors like pink were assigned to femininity. Second of all, as a Brony who is also Christian and straight, let me just say that the people who are really old fashioned VALUE THE LIVES OF WOMEN AND THEIR THOUGHTS. The dogmatic view that pink means girly is RELATIVELY NEW. Walsh: “I’m not actually sure if this is true — and […]

Doctor Who's Alternate New Calvinist Timeline

March 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

*The only way I could respond to this TL is with humor. To see the full timeline, download the PowerPoint here: Doctor Who’s Alternate New Calvinist Timeline 3616 B.C.: In the Beginning, The Doctor hears God say “Hip Hop Music is good.” 1175 A.D.: Joshua Harris writes “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” and is placed under a sleeping spell by The Doctor (who used his Sonic Screwdriver) to wake up in the 20th century. As Harris brings back courtship, he ruins the lives of desperate Christian men everywhere. 1721 A.D.: Revivalist Jonathan Edwards tells the Doctor that he is going to bloody hell but Jesus loves you. But he really, really, really wants to destroy you. And if you’re white, God wants you to own black […]

A New Christmas Song (towards being honest)

December 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

This song is: 1) An attempt to respectfully add to our repoitoire of Christmas songs, while trying to be as truly historical as the other songs before it. 2) Making an attempt to reflect not only what Christmas is really about in our belief system, but also what we truly want from our All-Father. Link to youtube video: here Optimistic ChadMore Posts

So You Want To Make A Parody Account on Twitter: A Few Suggestions

December 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

From time to time, I like to write about blogging ethics, at least postulate about them in the abstract. So, I thought I would share my thoughts from Twitter the other day! Parodies are just a mean spirited as Postcolonials! Just so unChristlike the lot of them! @WomanistDude @EmergentDudeBro — R 4 #RenishaMcBride (@h00die_R) December 3, 2013 I follow a few parody accounts on the Twitter, not really the well known ones becuz they get boring; other parodies just aint funny TBH — R 4 #RenishaMcBride (@h00die_R) December 3, 2013 Celebrities are not the center of our existence, #sorrynotsorry — R 4 #RenishaMcBride (@h00die_R) December 3, 2013 I mean, I would rather just follow a parody of a trope or stereotype rather than a celebrity […]

when i'm asking you to start blogging

November 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

If you’re NOT blogging, even if you do not have a platform, please START. We do not have enough voices in cyberspace speaking out on religion (or non-religion), politics, or social justice. We need more treasures to pile up and stack really really high. (Please keep reading my post here. You will catch the point if you keep reading). I have joy. Inexplicable joy. Because when I blog nowadays, I do it because I want to. I write on what I want. I don’t believe in deadlines (except if its for a synchroblog). There’s no need to brand myself or go after a Christian publishing deal, because I want to write as me (but good for you if you are published). I am telling everyone […]

John Piper Doesn't Want Us to Read Doug Wilson's Black And Tan Anymore

October 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

SOOOOOOO STAHP IT YOU GUYS!!!!! JUST STAHP IT!!!!!! DON’T LET THE TRUTH OR FACTS GET IN THE WAY OF CALLING OUT “PALEOCONFEDERATE” BIGOTRY! I just find it so funny that it was just last year Wilson invited everyone to get a free pdf copy of his book, and decide for themselves, but now, Pastor John Piper is urging (more likely his white evangelical followers) people to STAHP reading Black And Tan, , formerly known as “Slavery As It Was.” The original title proves that John Piper lied on the video linked to protect Doug Wilson.  The book was not about abortion, only mentions abortion once; it’s a defense of the Confederacy, and the enslavement of African bodies, a defense justified by Wilson’s biblical hermeneutic and […]

#AddAWordRuinAChristianBook: Storify Version

October 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Last night, Twitter was a-buzz with the meme making fun of Christian book titles. Take a look! Every Young Man's #BattlestarGalactica #AddaWordRuinaChristianBook — Rod is h00die_R (@h00die_R) October 8, 2013 [View the story “#AddAWordRuinAChristianBook” on Storify] RodChurch History. Anti-Racism. Nonviolent Politics. Nerd culture. Green Tea. #ResistDaily #AnaBlacktivismMore Posts – Website

When Your Biblioblog Is Not Political Jesus

September 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Lots of folks who have had the privilege, nay, the honor of reading the Political Jesus Biblioblog on a regular basis would surely tell true tall tales that it often feels like the most holy event since the death of Bruce Wayne’s parents. PJ’s ridiculously awesome exposition, variety, and utter lack of nuance or subtlety often leads to powerful truth spoken to obnoxious and oblivious power, and a feeling somewhat akin to religious ecstasy. After having read a blog series on PJ, many readers leave wondering if they had not just read something that will surely be accepted into the canon of scripture upon Rodney’s death. Then they go back to Facebook or their own piddly pet “biblio” blog, where there is a lot that […]

How To Win At Derailing Bingo

September 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

I have heard and read a lot of these in conversations about race, identity, and culture. Thanks to commenter David for the heads up. From the Son Of Baldwin facebook page RodChurch History. Anti-Racism. Nonviolent Politics. Nerd culture. Green Tea. #ResistDaily #AnaBlacktivismMore Posts – Website

President Obama And Governor Rick Perry, Please Take A Seat!

June 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

It’s gets to be too much work to write a blog post for every stupid thing someone says or does that just annoys me. Rather than that, since I would rather work on other topic, I would like to do a column on who I think needs to take a seat, and be quiet. So, here goes the first edition: 1. President Barack Obama: I know things were not going to go well with his first trip to Africa, since he’s ignored them for about six years.  So Obama tells Africans to stop blaming colonialism for their troubles a few years ago.  Now Professor President BHO tells them Africans over there that their culture is backwater and they need to join modern neoliberalism and make […]

Need Sermon Help? How About Inspiration from Superman? #MOS

June 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

What’s worse than pastors who rely on online sermons pre-made for them? What’s worse than Christians Jesus-juking superheroes, especially Superman? Oh why not try pre-made sermons that totally get Superman wrong! Worship Media House, um, just no no no no no! FAIL! Thanks to Scott Bailey for the heads up. I would much rather be at this: The Superman Celebration that was held in “Metropolis” just this past weekend. Oh, btw Scotty, I have a better song about CCM and Superman, try Pillar’s Original Superman: Related articles Jesus – The Original Superhero Man Of Steel Week On This Blog #MOS Jesus is the Real Man of Steel RodChurch History. Anti-Racism. Nonviolent Politics. Nerd culture. Green Tea. #ResistDaily #AnaBlacktivismMore Posts – Website

Happy T.U.L.I.P. Day!

May 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Today is May 13th, and we celebrate T.U.LI.P. Day. John Calvin established the very first TULIP day in 1575 in commemoration of his doctrines of grace. It was to be the holiest of all holidays for the new Israel, Geneva, Switzerland to recognize. . Of course the preceding paragraph was made in jest, but this really is Tulip Day, just not the above mentioned. Apparently, the tulip is only the world’s third most popular flower. RodChurch History. Anti-Racism. Nonviolent Politics. Nerd culture. Green Tea. #ResistDaily #AnaBlacktivismMore Posts – Website

Congrats, Justin Bieber, You Just Won Classiest Person Of The Year!

April 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

NEVER SAY NEVER: JUSTIN BIEBER HOPED ANNE FRANK WANTED HIM AS A BOYFRIEND! In what has to be the strongest display of taste and class ever, Justin Bieber signed the guestbook for Anne Frank’s house, you know, victim of the Holocaust/Shoah during the Third Reich, “Hopefully she would have been a Belieber.” No really? Are you serious? Hey, how about hoping we learn from this awful tragic history that Frank and the Jewish people were subjected too?? Oh no? Okay, it’s all about me and my ego and my fans. This is just awful, and so revealing. Pop culture icons think they can do whatever they want, like trivialize racism and the death of millions, make some sort of lame apology, and then move on […]

The Pedagogical Uses And Limits of Satire/Parody

March 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

There are those that say that laughter is one of the languages of the oppressed as a way to cope with outrageous injustice. Humor is a way of directly confronting a problem with all the trappings of formality. An example from this site would be Introducing The United Nations Peacemakers’ Study Bible. I’ve tried not to make it too obvious my displeasure with study bibles catering to markets to suiting consumers’ needs [that was snark], and so in the latest news about the KJV Military Bible, rather than making arguments that have already been made here before, I took the approach of satirically mocking this trend of patriotic study Bibles while making fun of these same persons who fear the UN One World order. When […]

Introducing the United Nations Peacemakers' Study Bible!

March 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Finally, a Bible that suits my consumer needs. I’m a pacifist, and now I am excited to announce the introduction of the UN Peacemakers’ Study Bible, for those who believe in international peace movements and humanitarianism. Need a Bible full of quotes from Christian pacifists? This study bible has them, all the way from Tertullian to Menno Simos to John Howard Yoder. This study bible includes anti-war liturgies and and commentaries reflecting on the godly work that the United Nations does. The UN Peacemakers’ Study Bible contains special essays comparing American icons Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson to King David and King Solomon of Israel. Now you can have a Bible that reveals the true meaning of Scripture: to spread democracy and free market […]

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