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V-Necks are Gay

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Hot Topics | 0 comments

V-Necks are Gay

What’s in a V-neck T-shirt? For some, it’s just another article of clothing. Some love wearing them. Yet for others like yours truly, it really isn’t part of their fashion sense. What could possibly be so intriguing about V-necks which moves me to write a whole article about them? I have to admit that I found some nice ones at Cotton On the other day, and I actually bought a couple. Besides, my favourite football (soccer) team’s jersey is kind of V-necked. Anyway. The V-neck T-shirt has been the subject of attention and scrutiny in Malaysia...

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Marriage, Money, and a Christian Culture Turned Toxic

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Hot Topics | 0 comments

Marriage, Money, and a Christian Culture Turned Toxic

At this very moment, fists are flying in an ongoing battle between marriage advocates and opponents. In my home state of Washington, marriage equality will appear on the ballot in November by referendum, with constituencies nationwide funneling money into both sides of the matter. Last month, the clash erupted yet again over statements made by a popular fried chicken restaurant and the anti-gay organizations they give money to. That politically, we are energized enough to boycott or malign a company for its donations (read: philanthropy;...

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Pastor Youcef is Free!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Hot Topics | 0 comments

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33 Three years ago in the country of Iran a pastor by the name of Youcef Nardarkhani was jailed and sentenced to death for “apostasy”. For those who don’t know, apostasy is defined as “a total desertion of or departure from one’s religion, principles, party, cause, etc…” On Saturday, September 8th, 2012 after more than three years in prison, he was freed. After appearing before the...

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Racism at Eleven o’Clock Sunday Morning

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in CULTURE SAVVY, Hot Topics, Testify! | 0 comments

Country and small churches were important to my family – as they were to me – on into manhood. But when I finished my undergraduate work at Ouachita and moved to Houston I found myself withdrawing at least intellectually from that which I was seeing and feeling in my native region. I was well aware of what existed in my home state. My last spanking from my father was for saying “yes Sir” to an African-American man. While I was preaching at the Landmark Baptist Church in Bradley County, one man (whose name I still remember) stood...

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