Reading Time: 5 minutes A scattered conservative attack on climate change is full of rage. It should instead be full of facts. Let’s pick it apart.
After hearing Eric Metaxas, I despair
Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent lecture by Christian speaker Eric Metaxas made me wonder what could heal the rift in American society. What value is a reach-across-the-aisle attitude if conservatives are determined to burn it all down?
Promise and Peril: A Meta-Report on Christianity’s Decline
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! A few days ago, a conservative think tank offered up a meta-report on Christianity’s continuing decline. The report, called ‘Promise and Peril,’ also seeks solutions to hopefully reverse that decline. I read it today and a bunch of stuff jumped out at me. Today, I’ll show you the report, put it into […]
The Christians In Denial About Christianity’s Decline
Reading Time: 8 minutes Somehow, some Christians stick out their widdle lower lips and screech that NO, they can’t be in decline! Today, let’s meet some of them–and maybe look at why they seem so dead-set against reality.
Meet the Christians Who Are Curious About the God We Don’t Believe In
Reading Time: 11 minutes But one evangelism technique comes to us from both progressive and evangelical Christians. Today, let me show you show you the Christians who profess great curiosity about the god we’ve rejected. And then we’ll see how this tactic actually works for them.
The SBC Returns To Business As Usual
Reading Time: 9 minutes This past week, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) apparently decided that enough time had elapsed between all their various scandals that they could re-open shop for business as usual. I want to show you how some of these disgraced leaders are trying their best to make a comeback–and why they will succeed, and then fail.
Al Mohler Just Had NO IDEA About All That Sexual Harassment in the SBC.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Every new day brings with it a new revelation about just how terrible the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), his home denomination, really is for women. A few days ago, Al Mohler–one of the denomination’s biggest names–tried to cool that fire a little. Well, he only made it worse. Today I’ll show you what he said and why he probably said it. And I’ll show you how he’s likely only made the SBC’s position worse.
Agent Milo and the Case of the Useful Idiot
Reading Time: 11 minutes I’ve noticed a great many people remarking upon the downfall of alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and I wanted to mention something about why he rose and why he fell, because in it we find a cautionary tale for people who might be in a similar life situation without realizing it.
A Jack Chick Retrospective
Reading Time: 9 minutes In a way, it’s more important to understand Jack Chick’s role in shaping right-wing Christian culture than it is to understand Jimmy Swaggart’s contribution to the mindset. For good or ill, Jack Chick was modern American fundagelicalism. I’ll show you what I mean by that today.
Dueling Decals Reveal Why Forgiveness Fails.
Reading Time: 7 minutes If you hang out on Twitter, you might have seen a peculiar decal making the rounds: a stylized rainbow man embracing a stylized man printed with the Confederate flag. Beneath the figures is the slogan “FORGIVENESS 2016.” Variants of the figures (some quite inventive) and comments on them have been making the rounds extensively, mostly in a mocking way. This mockery is well-deserved, because it’s not time for forgiveness yet.