Brett Younger

Brett Younger

Brett Younger is associate professor of preaching at the McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta. His "Seriously Funny" column appears monthly at ABPnews.com.

Preaching peace in a timid church

When ministers are afraid to speak prophetically about peace they fail to be a voice for the Prince of Peace.

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Good Christian Baptists?

GCB does not stand for “Good Christian Baptists.” ABC’s new, unfunny and uninteresting sitcom was named “Good Christian Bitches” just long enough to get attention for offending the easily offended. Read More

Skipping Christmas

For centuries, Christians have celebrated the birth of Jesus by coming to church to sing, pray, remember, give thanks and recommit our lives to Christ. What were we thinking?

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Counting the days

When I was in the seventh grade a white-suited evangelist guaranteed that Jesus would be back in less than five years. Every 13-year-old boy at church that night had the same thought: “I will never get to have sex.”

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Finding a Bible that fits

I wandered into the Bible section at a Borders' going-out-of-business sale and thought, "I need more choices." Fortunately, the publishers are looking out for me. On Ash Wednesday, new translations of the New International Version (the most popular evangelical version) and the New American Bible (the official Catholic version) were released.

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Replacing Sarah Palin

Remember how sad you felt when WJM-TV was sold and Mary Tyler Moore had to find a new job, Hawkeye came home from Korea or "The Sopranos" faded to black? Many are feeling the same kind of loss now that their favorite TV family is done.

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