The Church Hoppers

Church of the Advent talks about hell

Let’s talk about hell.

Yeah, so we just lost half our readers. But we didn’t bring it up; the Rev. Timothy Mitchell at Church of the Advent put it in his sermon. Blame him.

Editor’s Note

Ignorant vacation

I’ve been on vacation, and I’m still technically not at work as I write this, although I am technically working because I am writing this, which is an antinomy for the backburner.

Keeping Up with the Jones

Countdown to E-Day: the aftermath

Where were you when it happened? That’s a question most of us will be asked at some point in our lives. Where were you on Nov. 4, 2008, when Barack Obama was elected? Me?

Suburban Turmoil

Turkey tradition

Thanksgiving has never been my cup of cider.

As a kid, it meant putting on the mom-ordained outfit of scratchy wool shorts, argyle knee socks, penny loafers and a

Summary of My Discontent

Outsourcing healthcare

Can we all now agree that Michael Moore was right about healthcare in America?

Yep, I’m Gay

Tonight’s special: cheap beer with a side of homophobia

I learned two things on a recent Saturday:


Fables of the Deconstruction


Over the last 20 or 38 years, dozens or hundreds of features writers have explored the premise that comic books aren’t just for kids anymore.



I’m going to be a mother. And I’m terrified.

I’m not maternal. Nothing biological has ever ticked.

On Media

Where did all the gumshoes go?

Andy Rooney said on “60 Minutes” Sunday that people still read newspapers to find out if what they saw on TV the night before is true.

Guest Commentary

Former Editor's Note

In the late summer of 1990, I was driving through the mountains of northeast Tennessee when I saw it.