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Posted inReligion

The Perilous Position of the Sales-Minded Christian

Reading Time: 13 minutes There are a whole bunch of Christians who don’t like to evangelize. This reticence drives their leaders and authority figures out of their ever-lovin’ trees and leads to quite a lot of the finger-shaking sermons directed at the flocks–and yet nothing is changing except for the worse (in those leaders’ eyes at least)! I’ll show you why today.

Posted inReligion

Why They’re Not Ambassadors

Reading Time: 9 minutes Last time we met up, we were talking about the differences between ambassadors and salespeople–and making the point that Christians may think of themselves as ambassadors, but they actually behave and react a lot more like salespeople. But they keep acting like they are totally ambassadors for Jesus. There’s a reason for it–and I’ll show you why today.

Posted inGaming, Religion

The Oncoming Bus Gambit, and Why It Fails.

Reading Time: 13 minutes This response is something I’m starting to call the Oncoming Bus Gambit. Chances are you’ve heard it many times yourself–it’s very common among Christians of an evangelistic bent, who employ it to rationalize their mistreatment of other people. And it fails just like all of their other rationalizations. Today I’ll show you what the Gambit is, how to spot its variations, why it fails, and how to defuse it.

Posted inLGBTQ, Religion

Elevating the Meaningless Blather–I Mean, the Dialogue.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Christians’ bigotry has cost them countless adherents as well–adherents who take with them when they leave an inestimable amount of money, time, and support. Today I want to set our phasers to “deep-fat fry” and show you exactly why their newest tactic regarding LGBTQ outreach is nothing but a smokescreen meant to disguise how unpersuasive their essential message is.

Posted inReligion

Failed Ambassadors.

Reading Time: 7 minutes Ephesians 6 makes a startling declaration for Christians, and one that most of them totally ignore. We’re going to talk briefly today about what it means to be an ambassador. In this chapter, the author (believed by most–but hardly by all–to be Paul) talks about dressing up like an old-school warrior, with a breastplate, shield, […]

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