Trigger Warning: The Episcopal “Church” isn’t a Church

By Tripp Parker Any institution that denies doctrines historically affirmed by Christians for the past two thousand years isn’t a Church, even if it used to be. Worse, such an institution, by rejecting those doctrines, will soon cease to be an institution at all. Which institution am I referring to? Any number of mainline ProtestantContinue reading “Trigger Warning: The Episcopal “Church” isn’t a Church”

Into the Boomer Sanctum – When I Got Free Tickets to the Mike Huckabee Live Show

It’s been said that when in Rome, one must do as the Romans do. With that candor and apprehension in mind, I walked into the auditorium of Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, TN — the former city of gospel singer legend Johnny Cash — to see a live recording of Huckabee. Mike Huckabee remains aContinue reading “Into the Boomer Sanctum – When I Got Free Tickets to the Mike Huckabee Live Show”

On Church Bells, Miracles, and Supernaturalism – Praying for the Veil to Lift

A few weeks I experienced something that I don’t know what to do with. I wouldn’t call it a miracle. I wouldn’t even call it particularly interesting or notable. It was just something curious that I experienced at church that, against my better judgment, I’ve hoped means something more than it likely does. I’ve beenContinue reading “On Church Bells, Miracles, and Supernaturalism – Praying for the Veil to Lift”

On Jordan Peterson – Live at the Rymen: The Celebrity Psychologist Approaches Six Years in the Spotlight

I saw Dr. Jordan B. Peterson speak live a few weeks ago at the Rymen Auditorium in Nashville, and I’m not sure how to feel about what I saw. This was the second time I’ve seen him live. I previously saw him when he headlined the Chicago Theater in 2018, following the massive success ofContinue reading “On Jordan Peterson – Live at the Rymen: The Celebrity Psychologist Approaches Six Years in the Spotlight”

The AntiSocial Network Podcast – The Liturgical Calendar, Journalism, Anti-Medievalism and Orthodoxy

I’ve certainly been falling behind on my contributions to Cultural Revue lately. Work has been kicking the crap out of me lately and it has been difficult to balance the needs of Main Street Nashville, The New York Sun, Geeks Under Grace, AND Cultural Revue. I’m definitely going to be looking into ways I canContinue reading “The AntiSocial Network Podcast – The Liturgical Calendar, Journalism, Anti-Medievalism and Orthodoxy”

GUG Review: Roe vs Wade

I’ve mostly given up on “Christian” movies. The genre is mostly empty and vapid with very little challenging or emotionally honest work coming out of the genre out of the past two decades. Then again, most directors don’t reach out to you specifically to review their film by request. The movie’s writer/producer/director specifically reached outContinue reading “GUG Review: Roe vs Wade”

GUG Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Bible

What is the role of religion in a secular society? How do we (should we) reconcile science and religion? These are questions that have haunted intellectuals for centuries. As we see in one of Thomas Jefferson’s most secretive personal projects, such questions have never been easy to resolve. In 1820, he infamously carved copies ofContinue reading “GUG Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Bible”

GUG Review: Church People

I’ve long held a fatwa against “Christian” movies on the grounds that they suck. That’s hardly a hot-take. Most people agree that they suck. I have mostly avoided the genre for years. I think the last two I can remember seeing are Heaven is for Real (2014) and Unplanned (2019). I did however try toContinue reading “GUG Review: Church People”

The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?

I’ve been thinking lately about the idea of epic poetry and how great poems become the foundational stories of a cultural identity. Chaucer, The Song of Roland, The Saga of the Vulsang, The Aeneid and Homer’s Epic Cycle weren’t just great works of literature. These were the foundational stories of civilizations. These are the worksContinue reading “The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?”

PODCAST – Lutheran Satire Discusses his Comedic Ministry

This week on the AntiSocial Network, I interviewed one of my favorite Christian comedians! Hans Fiene is not as well known as The Babylon Bee but he does have a respectable large YouTube following! His YouTube channel LUTHERAN SATIRE has 56.1k subscribers and several of his videos have gone viral into the millions of views.Continue reading “PODCAST – Lutheran Satire Discusses his Comedic Ministry”