Reading Time: 7 minutes Al Mohler helped set parenting up as a game his people can’t win anymore. And now he’s trying to scare his flocks into playing. Today, I’ll show you why he’s not being honest about the game he’s demanding women play for him.
Christian Love (or not)
How Christians Use Promises of Peace To Dehumanize
Reading Time: 10 minutes But peace is way more than a nice feeling that most Christians don’t really understand. It’s also a way for the more toxic of Christians to dehumanize and look down on their tribal enemies. Today, let me show you how they do it–and more importantly, why.
The Most Important Christian Claims (Fail Too)
Reading Time: 7 minutes Last time, we talked about the Christians who act all mystified about how their claims could possibly lack credible support. In the end, it came down to them not understanding what claims actually are, much less how to identify one and then adequately support it. Today, I’ll show you why that culturally-ingrained inability has led to the failure of their most important claims of all.
Hillsong Songwriter Marty Sampson Has Left the Jesus Building
Reading Time: 9 minutes Marty Sampson, a songwriter for the Christian band Hillsong, recently announced his deconversion on his Instagram account. Today, we’ll look at that announcement, and at the main reason he gave in it: the stuff Christians don’t talk about.
Lost Coercion: The Center of Christianity’s Current Decline
Reading Time: 10 minutes That cultural change was and is a loss of Christians’ onetime powers of coercion. Today, I’ll show you why it spells the absolute end of their domination everywhere it spreads.
Joshua Harris and the TRUE CHRISTIANS™
Reading Time: 9 minutes Don’t know who TRUE CHRISTIANS™ are? Just ask them. They’ll tell you! And as certain as they are of their own status, they’re even more certain about that of other people. Today, let me show you what that label means, why so many Christians police and gatekeep it like they do, and what their hypocrisy means in the big picture.
Why the ‘Christian Love’ Flows After Joshua Harris’ Announcement
Reading Time: 7 minutes Evangelicals’ reaction came swiftly and inevitably in the form of their usual ‘Christian love.’ This reaction shows us way more about themselves than they should want us to know, and yet they can’t help themselves. Today, I’ll show you why Joshua Harris’ tribemates reacted like they did–and why they felt they had to.
The Time We Have Is Now (LSP #100!)
Reading Time: 8 minutes I find my thoughts turning to another subject: one of love, grief, and ultimately hope. Today, Lord Snow Presides over yet another self-serving redefinition that tells us way more about Christians than they should really want us to know.
The Magical Christian Jesus Powers in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #93, Ch.3)
Reading Time: 8 minutes In this installment, we discover Magical Christian Jesus Powers that only TRUE CHRISTIANS™ can possess–and the mystical evil heathen powers deployed in turn by the Cabal of Satanic Wiccans (or Wiccan Satanists, Whatevs) (CSWWSW). Today, Lord Snow Presides over a pair of confrontations that reveal the insecurities–and the most feverish fantasies–of the Christians who loved this book.
What Thom Rainer Teaches Pastors About Anonymous Complaints
Reading Time: 11 minutes Today, I offer up a recent blog post from none other than Thom Rainer, one of the biggest names of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). He wrote about how pastors should handle anonymous complaints. And y’all, his post reveals one of the most serious disconnects in the minds of authoritarian Christian leaders–and maybe even gives us a hint about why their churches have been doing so poorly for so long.