As longtime followers of Shaneisms (your monthly loyalty payments are in the mail) already know, I keep a second blog where I look at Christianity from a more philosophical perspective, trying to remove a lot of the… malarkey… that so often interferes with Christians actually being, well, Christ-like.
For the first time in far too long I’ve updated it, so if you like Shaneisms, please check out The Grumpy Christian. Cheers!
When I’m not being a filmmaker, writer, randomly appearing on TV and being a part-time ninja, I occasionally give sermons. My pastor, possibly having a lapse in judgement, left me in charge of my church this weekend.
The sermon I gave is about how people are leaving the church in record numbers and what Christians can and should be doing about.
Sneak peek: “Our society is so very intolerant of anything seen as being broken, and yet Christ came for the broken. He said He has come to make all things new.”
Click here if you want to read it. C’mon… you know you want too….
A while ago I did an interview for Amanda MacInnis for her blog Cheese Wearing Theology as part of a series she did on Canadian Christianity. She gave me permission a while ago to repost the interview in its original form but thanks to being busy trying to figure out the secrets of the universe I hadn’t gotten around to finding my original notes for the interview until now.
I was asked to talk about where filmmaking and Christianity meet, having worked in both Christian and mainstream media. What followed was a discussion of why I think Christian films fall short, of how they can improve and why censorship is self-defeating, with Indiana Jones and Superman thrown in for good measure.
If you’re so inclined, part one is here and part two is here.
It’s been quiet around here at Shaneisms. Too quiet…
Between having family and friends visit from both out of province and out of country and trying to convince Daniel Mullin I’m the first person to win the Indy 500 on foot, I’ve also been filling in for my church’s pastor as he takes a several week long sabbatical. I took over the pulpit this past weekend and gave the sermon and somehow wasn’t struck down by holy lightning in the process.
If you’re so inclined, you can read the results of my pastor’s momentary lapse in judgement over at my other blog, The Grumpy Christian.
Part 1 is here
Part 2 is here
Now that my schedule is a bit more freed up, we can soon return here at Shaneisms to our regularly scheduled deprogramming.
In my quest to slowly take over the blogosphere and create my own media empire I’ve started another blog! If you’re interested in a different take on Christianity, one that’s not afraid to ask hard questions and even admit there are no easy answers, check out The Grumpy Christian! While I know it’s not for everyone, you might be surprised at where it goes!