Reading Time: 11 minutes Recent stories indicate that the evangelical-backed He Gets Us campaign is still going strong. But the evangelicals responding to it have missed an important point that destroys whatever goodwill they might be fostering through their endless billboards and carefully-placed ads: their god does not have a brand, but his followers certainly do—and this tragically misguided […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes OnlySky · Which Christian conference is right for you? | Becky Garrison For those looking for faith-based fellowship, here’s a curated list of upcoming Christian conferences geared toward a wide range of believers. Happy Christian conference hunting! As reported by Charisma News, the leading news outlet for the TBN Tribe, the Reawaken America Tour (Fall 2022) […]
Reading Time: 11 minutes As soon as I spotted this ad and realized it wasn’t selling perfume, I forgot all about why I’d gone to that site in the first place.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Christians’ false narrative of hopelessness represents a big part of their current marketing to their target customers. But in truth, it only worsens the actual hopelessness that their salespeople claim to be alleviating.
Reading Time: 8 minutes The natural inclinations of awful people tend to be awful. And such people can make an innocent visit to a neighborhood church into a horror story those guests will remember for years.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Hi and welcome back! Yesterday, we checked out a Christian essay describing spiritual drought. That’s the feeling Christians get when they just don’t feel connected or filled-up by their god. At any given time, huge numbers of Christians feel this way. And obviously, that’s a problem. After all, their marketing says their god is standing by, […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Yesterday, we checked out the illustrious career of George Barna. He makes a good living by telling Christians whatever makes them open their wallets for him. And what works best to open wallets? Inducing fear and dread in his target audience. Now, let’s check out how George Barna used his style of marketing most recently. He’s doing his best to make his TRUE CHRISTIAN™ marks pony up the bills by making them scared that a new fake kind of Christianity is taking over America. Today, let’s see how he does it — and if it’ll work.
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 […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes Evangelists sure like to threaten their marks with eternal torture! They do it to score new recruits for their groups, but there’s a double-edged blade lurking within their conceptualization of their product as fire insurance. Today, let me show you how this phrase works in evangelicals’ broken system.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! Lately, we’ve been talking about personal evangelism, the person-to-person variety that is usually conducted by rank-and-file laypeople in a church. Lately, Christian leaders have been pushing the flocks harder and harder to engage in evangelism. Unfortunately, nothing those leaders teach about it is really true — especially the stuff they teach […]