Tag Archives: Jesus

“I thought it would be easier.”

Of all the baffling, cringeworthy, infuriating things that Trump has said over these past 99 days in office, I think this is the one that will stick with him to the end. What makes it so striking, I think, is its incredible simplicity and uncharacteristic truthfulness. In an age so full of lies, and so […]

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Leaving the command of the USS Enterprise and promptly dying: The Jeffrey Hunter story

There’s important stuff that I should be writing about tonight, stuff that I know would earn a lot of “likes” on social media and give rise to some good, meaningful conversation, but, since re-watching the first few episodes of Start Trek the other night with the kids, I’ve gone down a bit of a rabbit […]

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Brendan Toller’s documentary “Danny Says” to be released September 30

A year or so ago, as you may recall, I interviewed filmmaker Brendan Toller about Danny Says, a documentary that he’d been working on concerning the life, adventures and cultural impact of Danny Fields, the man who, among other things, got the Stooges signed to Elektra in 1968, and later went on to become the […]

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Our primary platform for communicating our most deeply-held religious beliefs should be fast food packaging

“I just ate at McDonalds and I’m absolutely beside myself. I’m so upset that I can barely type. Do you know that nowhere on the packaging for their Filet ‘O Fish does it mention that Jesus Christ died for our sins upon a cross? It doesn’t even mention that he was known to have enjoyed […]

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Local “gospel” event drives Ypsilantians into the arms of Satan

I was alerted to a series of posts on Facebook yesterday by the increasingly popular “I blame Mark Maynard” tag. I would seem that, in trying to navigate my way though the crowd at this weekend’s downtown “gospel” event, I inadvertently deflected a pack of rabid young evangelists toward a woman who found herself pinned […]

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