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The Big Quit has hit pastors too

Reading Time: 7 minutes Even in the best of times, pastors have a very difficult row to hoe. With every passing year, their job just seems to get harder, pay less, demand more of them, and feel more thankless. And yet there always seemed to be roughly one quintillion more aspiring pastors than there were churches needing the position filled. Well, now, amid the general Great Resignation/Big Quit trend, that last truth is changing at lightning speed.

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J.D. Greear Unveils the SBC’s Strategy for 2020/2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, I showed you the most recent Annual Report of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). It covered the usual bad news for the huge evangelical denomination. It also contained the SBC’s usual customary address from their still-reigning president, J.D. Greear (though this year it was a virtual address). He provides us with […]

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The Trump Betrayal Evangelicals Just Aren’t Talking About

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! Last week, news emerged about Donald Trump mocking and belittling evangelical leaders. And strangely, I can’t find many of them talking about this betrayal. Today, let me show you self-interest so profound that evangelicals can forgive literally anything their idol says or does. (Important pre-note: I don’t use scare quotes with […]

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Trump’s COVID-19 Denial: Playing Stupid Games for Stupid Prizes

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! Sometimes, the news astonishes me. However, this was not one of those times. Donald Trump has downplayed the coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19) from the very beginning. Alongside him, his rabid fanbase of white evangelicals gladly indulged and encouraged this irresponsible behavior. Now, he’s caught the virus along with a growing number of […]