Pop Culture Christian Tropes: A Definitive Ranking

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A handy breakdown of the different types of Christians. Please let me know of any I missed, but I don’t think I missed any. This is a definitive ranking.  Read the full post »

Matching The Avengers With Their Favorite CCM Band

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron will come soaring into theaters in May, and with it, many of our questions will finally be answered. Why is Iron Man fighting the Hulk? Who made Ultron and for what purpose? What is this accent and why? But the movie will (presumably) not answer which Avenger listens to which contemporary Christian band. For that, you have to read this.  Read the full post »

Casting Your Youth Pastor In Iconic Film Scenes

Here is how your youth pastor would react if he was also a film character in an iconic scene from cinematic history. Read the full post »

God’s Not Dead 2: American Revolution (EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK!)

As you know, after the runaway success of God’s Not Dead, America’s favorite movie, a sequel has been greenlit. The premise of the sequel has been shrouded in mystery, but I am excited to announce that we at Tylerhuckabee.com have landed an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from the script, God’s Not Dead 2: American Revolution

 

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Casting the Inevitable Live Action ‘Adventures in Odyssey’ Movie

If you are reading this, I am going to assume that you either (a) are familiar with Focus on the Family’s bafflingly long-lived kids’ radio drama or (b) are an avid fan of mine and will read anything I write. Either way, I love and appreciate you. Read the full post »

Edits On Your Draft of “The Gospel of John”

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Thanks for submitting your manuscript, The Gospel of John, for consideration for publication. I think this is a very interesting story that will have a lot of appeal for our readers! I made a few edits to your initial draft. Get back to me with your thoughts and we’ll move forward. Thanks!

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Love this opening, but might be a little vague? Our readers like to keep it practical. Read the full post »

On Jesus’ Annual Visit to the North Pole

He comes in for a landing, the way he always does, without much finesse. Not that he doesn’t know how to land—he’s been doing it long enough, Lord knows—but he’s not much for showing off. Anyway, who is there to show off to? There’s only one person to witness the landing, and he’s not easily impressed.

“I hope you take better care when setting that thing down on rooftops,” the one witness says, observing the sleigh with a cocked eyebrow.

“I’d like to see you do better,” the sleigh driver chuckles, gathering his empty sacks. He hops of the sleigh, lightly for a man of his size, and attends to the nearest reindeer harness. The poor beasts look ready to collapse.

“Want me to help with that?”

“Nah,” he says taking the first harness off. “Not on your birthday. I’ve got my own help.” Read the full post »

This Is What the Bible Is About.

As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd.

“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?”

The Bible says she was caught “in the act” of adultery.

That’s an odd detail. I don’t entirely understand it. Were the Pharisees running some sort of sting operation? Hiding under the bed and behind the curtains until their plant had sealed the deal?

Whatever.

In any case, it adds an important lens to everything that follows: The Pharisees were right.

It was indisputable. The woman had broken one of the big, capital “C” commandments, handed down to Moses by God Himself. Jewish children learned these commandments the way you and I learn multiplication tables. She was condemned to die. Some might say she had been asking for it. Read the full post »

The Ballad of Marine Todd

A story is inspired by this tale.

A Marine was taking college classes between his deployments to Afghanistan.

One of his courses had a professor that was an atheist. One day the professor shocked everyone by walking into class, looking up and stating “God, if you are real, I want you to come down and knock me off this platform, I will give you 15 minutes.

Several minutes tick by in silence, when the 15 min. time almost expired the Marine gets up from his seat, approaches the professor and punched him in the face knocking him off the platform and out cold. The Marine simply went back to his seat.

The professor came to, visibly shaken and asked the Marine, “What the heck did you do that for?!”

The Marine said, “God was busy protecting America’s military who are out protecting your right to say stupid shit like that, so he sent me to fill in.” Read the full post »

In Search of the White American Cool Guy

I can remember the exact moment I decided to be cool, because it was a real moment, one of those innocuous little interactions out of life’s countless multitude that sticks in your gut; a secular ebenezer.

Shortly before a girl I was very into dumped me, we were listening to the White Stripes and Jack yelped one of those immense, inarticulate yaps of his and I saw her face visibly redden, to the point where she apologized.

“Sorry,” she said. “But that’s sexy.”

She didn’t have to apologize. I had no delusions about being as cool as Jack White then (I do now), but when she left me shortly thereafter, that comment about him stood out.

You can control so few things in life. You can’t control who will love you, and how long they’ll love you for.

But you can control how cool you are. At the very least, I was bound and determined to try. Read the full post »

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