Author Archives: Skippy R

About Skippy R

Skippy R has toiled as a scribe for a large denominational newspaper in Texas for over three decades. He's written for The Wittenburg Door and Beliefnet. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Mrs. Skippy, and leads a Bible study in his home. Two grown children and couple of grandkids live nearby. He is-- what are they calling it now?-- a Jesus follower.

Zuckerberg: New Facebook ‘mind ads’ are safe

[First posted in 2012, but still relevant] Facebook announced it will “thoughtfully and slowly” begin rolling out ads that appear right inside your mind while you post on your newsfeed. “We don’t want to be intrusive,” Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg … Continue reading

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Ugly Christian Band of the Week: Underøath

[Reposted from 2015 for an update. Since then Underøath released the album “Erase Me” in 2018. They’re all old, “Screamo” is dead, and their clothes are all black now] The Christian music world is all excited about a reunion of … Continue reading

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The Apotheosis of The Donald & The Ronald

[Note: This was obviously written in the Alternate Reality that existed before Election Night. Just flip everything, and it can still be entertaining]. And I was in the Spirit on election day. In the Spirit, by the way, not ‘spirits.’ … Continue reading

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Trumpism’s Anti-Prius Conspiracy Revealed

America needs to get its priorities straight! Deep into this political season, candidates are slinging “racist” and “liar” around like out-of-control Agri-Fab fertilizer spreaders. But now they’ve gone too far and are treading upon one of my precious pet peeves. … Continue reading

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Rethinking Facebook, incivility and violence

Can the hateful things we say on social media somehow lead to violence in society? Yes, they can, and I confess, I’ve been a part of it. God forgive me.

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