Archive for the ‘News Clippings’ Category

Steve Harvey Gets It Wrong Again – Don’t Jump

Maybe some of you have seen the video below.  If has been going around on the internet in a viral fashion (almost 50 millions views). No, not the one where Harvey mistakenly crowns the wrong gal the beauty pageant queen, but the one where he “preaches” at the Family Feud audience.  This is the one is which […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on January 20th, 2016 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

5 Lies in 2 minutes from Nicki Minaj’s “Pastor”

After shaking her posterior for millons on the way up to accept an award for her utterly licentious video “Anaconda” and before cursing at the host of the show, Nicki took time to thank her pastor.  How nice.  She thanked Pastor Lydia.  Embedded below is a two minute video featuring Pastor Lydia Sloley talking about […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on August 31st, 2015 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

#LoveSins

If by love, we mean simply that affectionate feeling we have towards the things we desire or fancy or trust in, then love does not always win.  Many times #LoveSins.   The obese man loves everything about food and so he fills his mouth celebrating victories and swallowing defeats to make everything sweeter.  The sports […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on June 30th, 2015 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , ,  •  1 Comment

The World is Round, People…or is it?

While on stage to accept her second Oscar, Cate Blanchett made an impassioned plea for making more feature length films with female characters at their center.  She said that the film “Blue Jasmine” for which she won the Oscar was the proof that such movies were craved by moviegoers.  At the end of her monologue […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on March 4th, 2014 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  No Comments

Instant Outrage: Thrivent Edition

We live in an age when one piece of information can spark a fire across the globe.  In our Lutheran circles, we have just seen this.  Someone noticed that one of the local chapters of Thrivent had approved a Planned Parenthood organization as a possible recipient of Thrivent Choice dollars.  That revelation was placed onto […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on December 20th, 2013 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , ,  •  6 Comments

What does the Fox Say?

If you haven’t heard the song, blessed are you.  A song with the above title is the latest internet craze.  Gangham Style is ancient news and the Harlem Shake has come to a still and silent end. Here is the video of The Fox.  Be the one of the first 175 Million to watch it: […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on October 31st, 2013 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  3 Comments

You, Me, and Gaga Living for the Applause

Lady Gaga latest song comes right out and says it.  Why does she do everything she does?  The Applause.  Listen to the words, I live for the applause, applause, applause I live for the applause-plause Live for the applause-plause Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me. The applause, applause, applause Give […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on October 30th, 2013 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

Pastor David Letterman

Last night, David Letterman was getting ready to read the top ten list as he does every night. The topic last night was “Top Ten Things Never Said Before by a Pope.” It was satire based on this statement by the Pope earlier this week, “The question for those who do not believe in God […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on September 13th, 2013 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  6 Comments

Everybody wants an angel. They got a priest.

The first headline was awesome and amazing:  Mysterious priest miraculously appears, disappears at crash scene Everyone began to wonder.  Was it really a priest or was it an angel?  How he had come and gone was unknown and the prayer and anointing he offered seemed to bring peace to the situation. Then came the answer […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on August 12th, 2013 under News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , ,  •  2 Comments

Woman Has Baby

In America, the news coverage about the impending birth of a royal baby was almost none stop.  When would the babe be born?  Would it be a boy or girl?  What would the name be?  I can only imagine that in England it must have been even more crazy. In fact to mock the media […]

Posted by Philip Hoppe on July 25th, 2013 under Marriage and Family, News Clippings, Theology and Practice Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  No Comments