Reading Time: 9 minutes It surprised me to notice that most of the people behind the Conservative Resurgence (the Old Guard, I call them and their sympathizers) weren’t Calvinists themselves, for the most part. But they got a huge amount of support from Calvinists all the same. Calvinists spoke their language — and then turned it against them. These Calvinists took brutal advantage of one concept in particular: Southern Baptists’ newfound affection for a doctrinal stance called inerrancy. Today, let me show you what inerrancy is and why this belief opened the door for Calvinists to wrest control of the SBC away from the Old Guard.
The Two Factions Forming in the SBC Right Now
Reading Time: 7 minutes Today, let me show you what these two factions are, the major players involved, and the group they’ve both chosen as their focus.
The Megachurch Model Reveals the New Normal of Christianity
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! It didn’t take long after Hillsong’s troubles became public for Christians to engage in one of their favorite pastimes: criticizing megachurches. Non-megachurch-attending Christians hate megachurches for all kinds of reasons. Today, I want to show you some of those reasons — and what the megachurch model means in the age of […]
The ERLC: In the Middle of the SBC’s Newest Slapfight
Reading Time: 10 minutes Today, let me show you how the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) is fighting for its life lately — and why that fight represents just one more sign of the SBC’s fully-deserved decline.
The Christian Infighting Over the Capitol Attack Has Begun
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! In recent days, we’ve been discussing the shocking insurrection attempt that occurred on Wednesday. That’s when a bunch of Donald Trump worshipers stormed the Capitol Building of the United States to try to stage a coup to keep their idol in power. Since most of his worshipers also happen to be […]
The SBC’s Battle Royale Over Critical Race Theory (CRT)
Reading Time: 9 minutes As one might expect, the top leaders of the SBC are dealing with the fallout of their past in different ways — all to gain power at their frenemies’ expense. And one surprising player has moved to try to take center stage away from their current Dear Leader. Today, let me show you this ailing denomination’s newest Battle Royale — over Critical Race Theory (CRT), human rights, and just how much SBC leaders should pretend to care about anything or anybody but themselves.
Why Hardcore Christians Hate ‘Build-a-Bear’ Christians
Reading Time: 9 minutes I’m long familiar with battles between the more-hardcore-than-thou adherents of a religion and what they view as fluffy bunny adherents. Today, let me show you why fluffy bunnies annoy their more-hardcore-than-thou brethren.
‘American Gospel’ As Evangelism: Nope, Probably Not
Reading Time: 10 minutes Today, I’ll show you why American Gospel actually presents us unwashed heathens with two great reasons to reject Christianity.
The Wrong Kind of Christian in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #141, Ch. 22)
Reading Time: 9 minutes In this installment, we discover what happens when someone chooses the wrong flavor of Christianity — and it is a dire warning indeed, if a completely false one. Today, Lord Snow Presides over a contemporary denominational squabble that reveals all too much about its target audience.
Dancing in the Spirit: A Primer (Chat Post #6)
Reading Time: 9 minutes One of the hands-down most distinctive practices in fundagelicalism might well be dancing in the Spirit. I’ll show you what that is today, for our 6th Chat Post!