Someone asked “what happened to you?” when I shared a video and expressed pride for Sen. Stabenow (D-MI), despite being a Christian white guy my age. I thought I’d explain what happened to me.
Author: Brian Atkinson
A Christian Response to ISIS “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” Matthew 5:43-44 NIV Really?
It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! (September 19) Here’s a primer to help you with what The Pirate Guys (c. 2006) call The Five “A”s – because there’s 5 of ’em, and they start with the letter “A”.
So there was that time I was on stage doing sound effects.
No matter who you’re trying to reach, or for what purpose, you need to go where they are.
As a Christian, I expect better from my Christian brothers and sisters. It hurts more when things go wrong.
I live in Michigan. There are some wacky laws, still on the books here, and some of them appear in books about wacky laws.
Sometimes a prayer, tucked neatly into the Scriptures, surprises me. I had just such an experience recently.
When people talk about a varmint in their yard, along with rabbits, voles, field mice, and gophers, the groundhog or woodchuck usually shows up. Same or different?
As of March, 2015, Facebook became the equivalent of the world’s largest country with over 1.4 Billion monthly active users. Do they need missionaries there?
I’m not embarrassed to admit that Ron Popeil, the Ronco guy, is one of my heroes. Inventor, entrepreneur, marketer, and the godfather of the TV pitchman has four easy lessons for churches.
I’ve worked as all of these things: a voice artist, a model, an actor. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had, and I’d like to tell you about it.
In the Great Commission, Jesus tells us to go and make disciples. Do you really need to go somewhere to make disciples? Is it even possible to live out the Great Commission in the digital world?
Speaking invitations come in all forms. You can contact me to invite me to speak. Sometimes people refer me to someone organizing a conference who might be looking for speakers, and I always appreciate those referrals. Sometimes, it’s an email, …
That’s right I said, “a rabbit with a pancake on its head.”
Reaching people across generations, across different communication tools, and becoming a missionary into a different communication culture sounds scary. It is. It’s not easy. The thing is, it’s supposed to be tough.
The Bible gives very specific instruction as it pertains to respect for our leaders.
First of all, yes, International Towel Day is a real thing.
Somehow I felt obligated to explain Godzilla.
Christian leaders: are you willing to boldly go where no one has gone before? Turns out, whether you’re a Star Trek enthusiast or not, we have much to learn from Captain Kirk’s style of leadership.
There’s a trial in progress alleging NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory demoted and then fired computer specialist David Coppedge for promoting his views on intelligent design.
See this puddle in the parking lot?
Can someone really hate a font? How about two fonts? The answer is unequivocally, yes. If you’ve spent any time near churches or schools, you know the font all too well.
This is the story of the MirthMobile.
I like to make music mixes and I really do listen to them over and over. This year I put together a new Christmas mix containing some of the worst Christmas songs ever.
I got some new pillows! They had a pillow fight.
So maybe you’ve heard about the guy on twitter who wites “sh*t my dad says“. My twitter feed (also facebook) is much easier to digest. Here are some from the last couple of weeks.
Admiral Akbar just cracks me up. If you’re not familiar with this squidly character from the Star Wars movies, he’s got one famous line, “it’s a trap!” It really killed me this morning.
You can look this up on Snopes to see that it’s true and everything.
Sometimes people are bad at math. Sometimes they are bad at math on Facebook. Really?
Men Are Just Happier People – continued Again, thanks to my friend Sue for sending this to me.
Thanks to my friend Sue for sending this one to me. Men Are Just Happier People
From Homeland Security / Special Operations On Wednesday, April 6, 2011, members of the Baltimore County Police Department – Hazardous Devices Team responded to a suspicious item received via the mail (USPS). The recipient partially opened the item and observed …
Still killing me.
Sometimes, it’s just embarrassing to be in marketing and the church.
You might wonder what’s the difference between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I live, and Grand Haven, Michigan where my sweetie Sylvia lives. The differences are actually quite striking. In PA, winter means rain, sleet and snow, all mixed together or at …
Twitter w/rasberry reduction It’s Internet Ministry Conference time and the food is always amazing. Notice this dessert – white chocolate mousse in a chocolate shell with a raspberry reduction, next to an iPod touch with twitter running on it. That’s …
One of the biblical writers, Paul, wrote in his Roman letters that he was not ashamed of the gospel.
September 19 is upon us again!Talk Like a Pirate DayIt’s a regular feature around here: 2007And something I try to celebrate with a certain degree of gusto each time it comes around. Do not confuse Talk like a Pirate Day …
McCain – Palin I can’t be the only one who thought of this can I? The thought of Michael Palin in the pepperpot drag getup along with John McCain has me in stitches. Sarah Palin is probably a better choice.
one please There’s got to be a way that I can set this up in my own kitchen. I’d probably just end up sticking my face underneath and dispensing both barrels directly into my mouth. … maybe it’s just me.