Mel’s Movie

I saw The Passion of the Christ this weekend, and rather than adding to the plethora of existing reviews, I thought I’d just give a few thoughts: (1) This is hands down the best of any of the many films made about Christ. It is, as many have said, exhausting to watch—an effect that is … Read more

Media Morality and the Lack Thereof

Much of the major media have openly sided with San Fransisco Mayor Gavin Newsome’s outlaw policies. How do I know this? I just read the headlines. Take, for example the many headlines like this one: “Rosie O’Donnell Weds Longtime Girlfriend.” In this article the Associated Press implicity (though it is actually overt) approves of illegal … Read more

Bush in the Bluegrass

By virtue of my workplace, I got the opportunity to volunteer at President Bush’s fund-raising luncheon today here in Louisville. I turned out to be quite an experience. My duties invovled escorting the press to the “press cage” and making sure they didn’t wander off from there. Added to that was keeping people away from … Read more

Books That Haunt: The Brothers Karamazov

Each Tuesday, TruePravda has featured a different book in the Books That Haunt series. This series will be on an indefinite hiatus for a while, but it is sure to surface again. When writing about one’s favorite novel, the temptation is write too much. With that in mind, I’ll try to keep this mini-review brief. … Read more

Square Theology

Mel Gibson’s movie has everyone buzzing about theology, and liberal extremist theologians John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg have found an audience to whom they can sound off: The theology that informs “The Passion of Christ” is that God sacrificed Jesus to pay the penalty for humanity’s sins. All of humanity, therefore, is responsible for … Read more

Identity Crisis

A Washington Times article listed by Drudge says that evangelicals are frustrated by Bush and feel like he “left them on the table” since coming to power in 2000. I disagree that most evangelicals are disappointed, but what concerns me most about this article is the way that evangelical groups are cited. Listed are complaints … Read more

A Regular Guy

Peggy Noonan on Bush: Mr. Bush is the triumph of the seemingly average American man. He’s normal. He thinks in a sort of common-sense way. He speaks the language of business and sports and politics. You know him. He’s not exotic. But if there’s a fire on the block, he’ll run out and help. He’ll … Read more

Are All Sins the Same? Not Necessarily

If you’ve been in evangelical Christian circles for even a short while, you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase, “all sin is the same in the eyes of God.” Aside from the explicit, it’s typically used to show that a Jared Bridges is in the same need of redemption as a Joseph Stalin. So far, so good. … Read more

Aren’t We Baptists Sexy?

It’s always a joy to catch someone who didn’t do his homework. I found this ad while doing a Google search for “Baptist Press.” Now I’m happily married, but I clicked on this link because something about the phrase “Date Sexy Baptist Singles” struck me as a bit odd (being a Baptist does not make … Read more

Books That Haunt: Anna Karenina

Each Tuesday, until I decide otherwise, TruePravda will feature a different book in the Books That Haunt series. “All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” With probably one of the most loaded first lines of any novel ever written, Leo Tolstoy begins his epic Anna Karenina. This … Read more