Is Christianity Dying?

Sharon Church, Current Events, Pop-Culture, Worldview 1 Comment

This week I am in Nashville attending the National Collegiate Summit for college ministers, and I just got word that Nashville has seen its first school closing due to the swine flu. Upon hearing this news, I went back to my hotel room to investigate the reason for the school closing, and apparently there are two suspected cases of swine …

“Fornification”

Sharon Discipleship, Pop-Culture, Scripture 8 Comments

Monday night I happened to tune in for an intriguing episode of MTV’s hit show “The Hills.” I haven’t seen the show in a long time, so it was ironic that this particular episode featured an awkward interaction between the main characters and some evangelical Christians. In case you don’t follow the show, the episode went like this–one of the …

Shout Out to Miss California!

Sharon Current Events, Pop-Culture 5 Comments

This past week the Miss USA Pageant has become embroiled in controversy after Miss California gave an unpopular answer to a very tough question. Below is the clip from the pageant that sits at the center of this controversy. In response to her answer, Carrie Prejean has received an onslaught of criticism. The Miss California board has publicly denounced her position, …

Wedding Mania!

Sharon Marriage, Pop-Culture 3 Comments

Around Christmas time I posted several videos created be a comedienne named Sarah Haskins. I’m a big fan of her “Target Women” shorts and the critiques they make of American female culture. They’re extremely entertaining and insightful. Well as I plan a wedding and find myself stressing over *important* things like what color chairs to have at the reception, Haskins’ …

Does Satan Exist?

Sharon Current Events, Pop-Culture, Theology 0 Comments

In case you missed it, last night Pastor Mark Driscoll appeared on Nightline along with several other individuals debating the issue of whether or not Satan exists. Driscoll does a fantastic job of defending this traditional, orthodox doctrine, so I encourage you to check it out! Click here to see the video. This is what I’ll be watching for my …

Virginity For Sale!

Sharon Pop-Culture, Purity, Sex 0 Comments

In case you haven’t heard the news, there’s apparently a young lady in California who has decided to put her virginity up for auction. She’s 22 years old and she goes by the pseudonym of “Natalie Dylan.” And it’s all completely legal because the deal is going down in the great state of Nevada, where prostitution is legal. I could probably …

A Farewell to Regis and Kelly

Sharon Discipleship, Pop-Culture, Seasonal 6 Comments

Several years ago I developed a really bad habit as a coping mechanism during a very dark time in my life–I watched t.v. Now before you think I’m getting all Amish on you, let me explain what I mean. I had been watching t.v. before this all happened. Watching t.v., in and of itself, was not the problem. The problem …

Is Christian Music Dying?

Sharon Current Events, Evangelism, Pop-Culture 3 Comments

Recently Collide Magazine published an article that considered the question, “Is Christian music dying.” It addressed what some perceive to be a growing irrelevance to the mainstream culture, as well as an increasing tendency among Christian musicians to buck the title of “Christian.” One industry insider went so far as to predict that the industry would eventually collapse altogether. This …

Santa Got Neutered

Sharon Evangelism, Pop-Culture, Seasonal 1 Comment

Every Christmas season Hollywood finds a new way to butcher the meaning of Christmas, and this year is no exception. My most current commercial nemesis is brought to us this year by the people at Macy’s. You may have seen it already, but for those of you who haven’t, it goes like this…..  Did you catch that at the end? …