Category Archives: Culture

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TV’s Leap of Faith

Imagine the Hollywood pitch meeting: Producers try to convince cable television executives to green light a new series about a burned out Oklahoma City homicide detective named Grace. She smokes, drinks, swears, looks for love in all the wrong places, and is played by Holly

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Summer Camp, Only Different

Like most kids, I went to camp. Unlike most other kids, I only went once. I hated camp … with a passion. My one and only experience was at Camp Pinnacle – a Christian camp in Clayton, Georgia. I was one of a herd of

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Love Knows No Gender, Only Soul

We didn’t buy tickets early, as we drove down the streets of Spokane we discussed this possibility. My best friend and I saw no need in a conservative town like this, we were just happy it was even here to see. As we rounded the

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Black Gay & Christian Author Debuts Syndicated TV Talk Show

Herndon L. Davis, author of last year’s controversial book, Black, Gay & Christian, is at it again. Reaching into nearly 16 million households, he is debuting the world’s first black gay/lesbian, TV news/talk show on DirecTV channel 227 and on Comcast Cable TV101 Southern California.

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Converting a Christian Music-Phobe

I’m not a big fan of contemporary Christian music. I think it’s safe to say I’m a “Christian music-phobe” – because my fear of the music is probably irrational, but based in solid criteria. Usually the music is fairly pedestrian, lacking any real hook or

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Help Get SpongeBob Out of Hot Water!

I have just spent a weekend talking about SpongeBob Squarepants. Was that in my plans for the weekend? No. Would I really have chosen to do that except for the conversation being driven by other people’s near hysteria? No. I have to admit that I