Reading Time: 9 minutes There might not be a Big Quit as such, but what there is instead might be way worse. It’s not so much about empty pulpits, but more about ’empty preachers.’
This Christianity Today scandal doesn’t surprise me at all
Reading Time: 8 minutes I’m not even half surprised by any of these revelations. For years now, I’ve noted unsettling trends in this publication. Once again, then, we learn to our detriment that evangelicals cannot have authoritarianism and institutional sexism without it breeding scandals and abuse.
Russell Moore: The SBC Drives Out Yet Another Dissenter
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Yesterday, I showed you the story of a quintessential, consummate yes-man for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC): Al Mohler, who leads their flagship seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS). Very early on, he realized exactly how he was going to need to behave to maintain his upward trajectory in the denomination. […]
An Evangelical Site Tries Hard to Ignore Their Single Moms
Reading Time: 8 minutes In the April issue of Christianity Today (CT), their cover story involved the most hilarious bait-and-switch attempt I think I’ve ever seen from any Christian site, like seriously ever. In this story, CT tried to pretend that there’s some big groundswell of single evangelical women (and some men) who are adopting children rather than waiting for marriage and procreation. Today, let’s look at this story they ran — and the real one they absolutely, positively did not want to discuss — about evangelical single moms.
Ravi Zacharias and His Strategy of Abuse
Reading Time: 7 minutes Earlier this winter, investigators released their initial report: yes, the accusations were completely credible. Then, a couple of days ago they released their fuller report: this rabbit hole went a whole lot deeper than anybody had suspected.
It’s a Little Too Little and a Little Too Late for Evangelicals’ Credibility
Reading Time: 6 minutes Yes, I’ve seen some evangelical leaders wringing their hands about evangelicals’ supposedly-lost credibility. But as they’ll find, their concern is just a little too little and a little too late to make any kind of difference. We’re on to them now, and we won’t soon forget what we’ve learned.
The Riddle of Steel, for Evangelical Leaders
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! Lately, we’ve been talking about personal evangelism, which is Christianese for the person-to-person recruitment that’s conducted by evangelical laypeople. The flocks don’t really like to do it, though, and their leaders are getting increasingly upset about their disobedience. A recent post on Christianity Today really brought that fact home for me. It highlighted the […]
Ben Jack is Totally ‘Reordering Evangelism,’ Y’all
Reading Time: 9 minutes In a recent Christianity Today, evangelist Ben Jack offers yet another of these attempts to mobilize the troops. Dude insists that he’s ‘reordering evangelism,’ but it’s seriously just the same old rah-rah with no substance. However, this particular bit of rah-rah illustrates just how awful evangelical leaders’ advice really is — and how little about it ever changes.
The Big Problem Here: Singleness Edition (LSP #168)
Reading Time: 8 minutes Seriously. How could I possibly resist the spectacle of an evangelical offering up The Big Problem Here for unwanted singleness? Now add in the fact that these two stories intersect with our current topic of evangelism. How how how how could I resist? I couldn’t. That’s how.
Greg Stier, Teen-Ministry Huckster, Thinks Teens Will TOTALLY Save Christianity
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! The self-serving pandering of toxic Christians will never, ever stop amusing me. A recent case in point: aspiring evangelist Greg Stier wrote a recent post on Christianity Today. It insists that today’s teens will totally for sure rescue Christianity from its decline. It’s such a hilarious example of a tryhard promoting himself that it […]