When the New York Jets pushed Tim Tebow overboard sans parachute earlier this week, the quarterback had no shortage of suitors. None of them were with NFL teams, which all seem to have concluded that his miraculous 2011 season was a fluke and that he's not very good, but they were at least pigskin-r ... More >>
Last year around Easter-time, local conservative talking head and life-sized Cabbage Patch doll Ben Ferguson was upset with the Dallas Fort-Worth Coalition of Reason, our local band of godless heathen sodomites. He was unhappy that they'd chosen Easter for their newest ad campaign, the theme of whi ... More >>
Step One: Admit the world and worry obliterating limitations of Indie Rock, Top 40 and basically everything else.
Boss getting you down? Spouse (or partner) ripping you a new one? Fido pissing in the house? Friend forgetting to pay you the $20 that you loaned him (or her) last Friday night? Is your ... More >>
Howard Hendricks has never been one of the marquee names of conservative Christianity. He was too naturally reserved for that, more comfortable in the classroom than behind the pulpit, though he delivered his fair share of high-profile sermons. But over more than five decades as a professor at Dalla ... More >>
It's no secret that First Baptist Church of Dallas' pastor, Robert Jeffress is a lightening rod for controversy because of his less-than-PC remarks on homosexuality. And Mormonism. And Islam.
But it seems that Tim Tebow, who was scheduled to appear at the local megachurch as part of the grand openi ... More >>
The Church of the IV Majesties imploded two years ago in a very public way. The self-described Satanic church had been planning a staged exorcism at the Oklahoma City Civic Center. Then, a month before the event, the church's co-founders had a falling out. One of the founders, James Hale, outed the ... More >>
First Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress gets most of the press for his outspoken views on homosexuality and Mormonism, but over at the Dallas Voice, John Wright highlights the, um, retrograde views of another prominent local preacher, Dwight McKissic of Arlington's Cornerstone Baptist Church.
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Feels like three years since last we hopped into bed with Fellowship Church's senior pastor and resident sexpert Ed Young, who's been selling his religious sexperience since giving thanks for network morning talk shows in November 2008. But now, via the miracle of the Associated Baptist Press, we ... More >>
The in-box is filled this morning with more news concerning Rick Perry's "day of prayer and fasting" in Houston next month -- you know, The Response. Let's begin with this: Several Friends of Unfair Park have forward a piece I first saw this morning on Startlegram great Bud Kennedy's Facebook feed: ... More >>
If 2010 turns out to be Mayor Tom Leppert's last full year in office before he attempts to snag Kay Bailey Hutchison's U.S. Senate seat in the March 2012 primary, it was certainly another productive year for the workaholic. Whoever takes his place has a lot to live up to as far as appearances go -- ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*In the ALCS, the Rangers beat the Yankees in six games. In the pursuit of Cliff Lee, looks like the Yankees will beat the Rangers in seven years.
*I've been rough on the Rangers, who at one point ... More >>
Dr. W.A. Criswell Speaks of a New Sanctuary for First Baptist Dallas from First Dallas on Vimeo.It was back in November we first learned of First Baptist Dallas's plans to remake downtown in its own image. A few hours ago, First Baptist posted the video above, a virtual fly-through of the conceptual ... More >>
I spent the better part of this morning virtually touring the First Baptist Dallas Web site devoted to its proposed $130-million "worship center" that will "embrace the church's historic past while boldly asserting its place in the Dallas skyline." That's quite a site too -- more short films than ... More >>
... figured we might as well show you, without further comment, this official First Baptist Dallas video, which was posted to Vimeo yesterday. It's otherwise known as the "First Baptist Dallas Brand Manifesto," and it kind of reminds me of this DSpot promo. Has Robert Jeffress found his?
First Bapti ... More >>