Reading Time: 10 minutes Caught between the devil of a church model that many evangelical leaders openly criticize and the deep blue sea of an empty youth ministry, evangelical youth ministers have little choice.
Why evangelicals keep trying to sneak into public schools
Reading Time: 8 minutes In West Virginia, public school students found themselves in the middle of a midday evangelical revival on school grounds. There is absolutely no way this should have happened or been allowed, and yet it was. But there’s a reason why it was, of course. Evangelicals are fighting for every single thing that’s important to them: dominance, cultural power, numbers, everything. And they know that victory will come to the side that owns the hearts and minds of today’s children.
How Caleb Kaltenbach Teaches Evangelicals to Fear Wrongness
Reading Time: 7 minutes Come examine the testimony of Caleb Kaltenbach, a culture warrior crusading against human rights since his teen years. I’ll reveal exactly why this predation works.
Christian Parenting Advice: Deliberately Overflow Your Child’s Faith Pool
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! As you likely know, Christians these days are quite distressed over how quickly teens and young adults are leaving the faith. One guy’s written what he claims will absolutely help parents keep their kids Christian for life. It amounts to instructions for the deliberate construction of a faith pool in a child’s mind. […]
Celebrity PKs Arise: The Preachers’ Kids Speak
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! Of late, I’m noticing a new trend in the news: the children of celebrity pastors are starting to speak up — and against their famous parents. PKs, or preachers’ kids, already have a rough row to hoe. But the ones with celebrity parents have kept pretty quiet over the years — until […]
Beware: Esports is the big new ‘mission field’
Reading Time: 7 minutes Christians have wrecked their credibility in so many places that it’s getting hard for them to find new ways to prey upon the unwary. But wait! They think they’ve found one that has not yet been sullied by their overreach and insensitivity. Today, let me show you the newest ‘mission field’ Christians want the flocks to prowl: esports!
Reducing Christian Churn By Manipulating Parents
Reading Time: 7 minutes Yes, Christians. The shameless hucksters whose livelihoods are directly tied to your contributions would really like you to step up your Jesus-ing. They’ve decided to threaten your kids with eternal physical torture in an imaginary realm if you don’t comply with their demands.
Promise and Peril: A Meta-Report on Christianity’s Decline
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! A few days ago, a conservative think tank offered up a meta-report on Christianity’s continuing decline. The report, called ‘Promise and Peril,’ also seeks solutions to hopefully reverse that decline. I read it today and a bunch of stuff jumped out at me. Today, I’ll show you the report, put it into […]
Summit: Apologetics for Teens (And It Won’t Help Either)
Reading Time: 9 minutes Today, let’s look at Summit. Let’s see what it is, what it offers, and what it costs. And then we’ll ask: Is it worth that cost, even to true-blue evangelicals?
Questions About Hell I Never Thought to Ask When I Was Christian
Reading Time: 10 minutes Deconversion opened up a whole new capacity to make observations and ask questions that I’d never imagined while I was Christian. And a lot of those observations and questions came up around the topic of Hell. Join me today for a romp through the stuff about Hell I never even thought about till after leaving Christianity!