Reading Time: 9 minutes By painting himself as the poor widdle victim of a meaniepie leak, while entirely denying/ignoring the fact that the leak was about his abuse of his own wife, Tom Buck clearly hopes to escape the scrutiny that cost Paige Patterson his job–and not hinder his faction leader, Tom Ascol, from reaching the heights of SBC power.
Christians Behaving Badly
Christians weaponizing scholars’ quotes: Sherwin-White, Russell, and Vilenkin
Reading Time: 4 minutes Christians citing experts badly: this time, it’s a historian, a philosopher, and a cosmologist (3 of 3).
Why evangelicals keep trying to sneak into public schools
Reading Time: 8 minutes In West Virginia, public school students found themselves in the middle of a midday evangelical revival on school grounds. There is absolutely no way this should have happened or been allowed, and yet it was. But there’s a reason why it was, of course. Evangelicals are fighting for every single thing that’s important to them: dominance, cultural power, numbers, everything. And they know that victory will come to the side that owns the hearts and minds of today’s children.
How Christian Music Soothed Chris Pratt
Reading Time: 8 minutes Instead of doing anything constructive or meaningful, Chris Pratt felt super-sorry for himself, then tried to find ways to soothe himself with a huge dopamine hit. And thanks to evangelicalism, he found exactly what he needed.
Mike Stone and the Red Flag of Hypocrisy
Reading Time: 7 minutes Mike Stone, in ignoring his own preaching — not to mention his own god’s express command to Christians — reveals the truth about his religion. It’s just window-dressing for his ambitions and desires — as well as the easiest way for him to achieve his dreams.
How Toxic Christians Are Destroying Christianity From the Inside
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, I ran into a few different articles on Christian sites that all discussed a common problem. Namely, Christians themselves drastically influence their groups’ recruitment and retention rates. It made me laugh, though, because I know that the Christians who need to clean up their act the most have the least […]
Blame ≠ Evidence (More Cherished Christian Myths)
Reading Time: 8 minutes Today, let me show you how toxic Christians resort to blame games when they realize they’ve backed themselves into a corner for lack of evidence.
Evangelicalism: Where Aaron Long Learned to Destroy His Temptations
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! In the wake of yet another mass shooting, unsettling and unsurprising details have emerged about the person responsible, Aaron Long. It turns out he’s one of many evangelical men who get taught to literally destroy anything that tempts them, rather than learning to manage himself and take responsibility for himself. In […]
Bobbie Houston and the Casual Cruelty of Evangelicals (LSP #178)
Reading Time: 7 minutes Bobbie Houston, the co-founder of the Hillsong megachurch, released an audiobook in 2003 that used a hurtful slur. She’s making the usual disclaimers to excuse herself. So today, Lord Snow Presides over yet another evangelical hypocrite using yet another slur and issuing yet another not-pology — and what this behavior does to their witness.
Christianese 101: ‘Biblical’
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, we started talking about a new Christian book that promises to rescue America. Joe Battaglia’s Make America Good Again offers up what he calls “12.5 Biblical Principles to Unite Our Nation, Restore True Greatness, and Reshape Our Political Rhetoric.” As we discovered, however, it’s just the usual mess of culture warring, nebulous […]