Category Archives: Newsworthy

Peace Movements

Back in ’71 when 8-tracks were the rage, one album I kept looping forever on my brand new player contained the song “Peace Train”, by Cat Stevens (from “Teaser and the Firecat” – which means – I give up). Everyone sang it – Dolly Parton, 10,000 Maniacs, people in the shower, on the street. It […] Continue reading

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Jackass Jesus

I raised a few eyebrows recently by quoting an imaginary conversation between a First Century Christian and a Roman citizen worshipping the pagan deities: “My God may be a ‘Jackass’, but at least he doesn’t rape, lie, and steal like the pagan gods.” I admit it seems odd to hear a Bible teacher call his […] Continue reading

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Frack the World!

It seems like Ohio is at the center of global events these days. Few appreciate how Ohio may soon play a significant role destroying Western Civilization as we know it, while at the same time toppling the world’s Oil Cartels. Allow me to introduce the multi-factorial sides of Ohio, “The heart of it all.” Ohio: […] Continue reading

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Jesus vs. the Taliban

When Taliban gunmen recently shot a 14-year-old girl in the head, it triggered shock and awe across the world, even in Pakistan where the Taliban is favored. The real surprise is why anyone was surprised. An organization that suppresses female education and freedom is ruthless towards at least 50% of the population. The little girl […] Continue reading

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Blasphemy

What would happen if Christians rioted every time their Savior and Lord was insulted? Western civilization would be reduced to ashes, I think. It raises the question of why Christians seem so apathetic about blasphemy—it even begs the question why Jesus was so apathetic about it. Is it apathy, or wisdom? 50 Shades of Blasphemy […] Continue reading

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The Couch-Potato Wars

Our reputation for “American Innovation” and “Yankee Know-How” was justified again when the world discovered America was the first to launch Cyber Warfare. It’s an entirely new dimension to war, but a logical progression from Predator Drone attacks where soldiers sitting at terminals in Langley, Virginia hunt and kill Al Qaida terrorists on the other […] Continue reading

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The Toronto Experience – the quest for Pagan Christians

What happened when NeoXenos went to Toronto? For one thing, pimps and brothels got legalized…

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The Bleeding Elephant Room

I felt a little sad coming home from the “Elephant Room”, a conference featuring well-known Evangelical Mega-Church leaders, which is odd, because they were good men with strong, biblical convictions and flourishing ministries. Still, the discussion resuscitated a conversation with Anne Blackwell this week. She is a quasi-elderly, ex-Baptist and a longstanding teacher/leader in Xenos, […] Continue reading

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Elephant Room Comes to Cleveland – conference of controversy

Well, it’s not really coming here… Round 2 of the conference, which “features blunt conversations between seven influential pastors who take differing approaches to ministry. No keynotes. No canned messages,” will take place this coming Wednesday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, at Harvest Studios, in Aurora Illinois. Why is this relevant to us? The […] Continue reading

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Driscoll Attacks England – is Mark losing his mind?

We all know and love Mark Driscoll as a straight-shootin’, rootin’-tootin’ cowboy unafraid to “keep it real” with his tongue, even though he goes overboard, at times, by his own admission. We at Xenos certainly enjoyed a front-row seat at one of Drisoll’s cantankerous conversations (or “temper-tantrums”) a few years ago. It’s an amusing interview, […] Continue reading

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Atheists Angry at God – can atheists complain about an act of God?

An organization called American Atheists is angry about a cross displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, suing . They sued NYC to remove the “WTC Cross” from Ground Zero because it violates the separation of church and state. Fairly predictable, right? The angry atheists failed to notice the WTC Cross was created by “an act […] Continue reading

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The HCV Affair – my new life, part 2

Normally I wouldn’t talk about my HCV infection unless I wish to get depressed, but after my recent surgery it’s actually an exciting topic, of sorts. Hopefully we know the difference between HCV and HIV, right? Some 35 years ago, in my days of misguided youth, I was infected with Hepatitis C (HCV). The virus […] Continue reading

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ABC World News Exposes Christian ‘Scandal’ – Christian views attacked

ABC News attacks Christians for reaching out to gays who want help.

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