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Posted inPsychology

How to identify a ‘victim narcissist’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Social media has a paradoxical effect. We are connected to more people than ever, but the thin, virtual nature of those connections makes us feel more isolated. Psychiatrist Gauri Khurana says this disconnect is responsible for an uptick in narcissism. While Dr. Khurana observes how the term “narcissist” is commonly misused, she notes that the […]

Posted inSatire

Beatings Before Blessings: The Gospel According to Mark Driscoll

Reading Time: 2 minutes OnlySky · Beatings Before Blessings: The Gospel According To Mark Driscoll | Becky Garrison Once again, disgraced Mars Hill Church (MHC) pastor Mark Driscoll proved he is more paranoid than pastoral. In a sermon delivered on October 22, 2022 at Trinity Church (Scottsdale, AZ) as part of his ongoing sermon series on Nehemiah, Driscoll presented […]

Posted inReligious News

Catholic podcaster urges women to stay in abusive relationships

Reading Time: 3 minutes During a recent episode of the Catholic Conversations podcast, host Adrian Fonseca said women should stay in abusive relationships in order to save their husbands’ souls. Fonseca, a producer for the Guadalupe Radio Network, was discussing a misogynistic rant from TikTok star Tristan Tate, in which he said he would never pay child support if […]

Posted inLaw

Two Christian ranches, meant to help troubled teens, were hotbeds of abuse

Reading Time: 3 minutes Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Christian facilities assured parents their troublesome teenagers would receive a much-needed, faith-based rehabilitation if they simply handed over custody and paid a hefty fee. Instead of making things better, though, the Christian ranches became a hotbed of physical and emotional abuse that left the kids far worse off […]

Posted inBooks

Should I stay or should I go? The excruciating dilemma facing supporters of a beloved soccer team

Reading Time: 5 minutes When is it OK to continue your ardent engagement with a fandom you love despite emerging controversy around the creator of the particular cultural production? When does the misconduct of an author or director, or a sports team’s management, reach the point where you have to say goodbye? Such is the dilemma for those of […]

Posted inReligious News

‘Use as example’: Southern Baptist self-protection in action

Reading Time: 11 minutes The whole document is horrifying reading. But one line in it particularly caught my eye. It read, “Use as example.” Today, we’ll look at this so-called “example” that the SBC’s leaders wanted to stand out as a perfect example of sexual predators in SBC ministerial ranks. Along the way, maybe we’ll see just why the people behind this document wanted to use this particular person, Perez Blackmon, as their ur-example.

Posted inReligion

Hosea was no hero

Reading Time: 7 minutes Yahweh promised them they wouldn’t have to develop advanced weaponry or curry the favor of neighboring nations because he himself would protect them. Their primary weapons were thoughts and prayers, and for some reason those weren’t enough to keep Israel from being invaded and taken over again, and again, and again.

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