Reading Time: 4 minutes When singing, what’s more important: hitting all the right notes, or capturing the feel of a song? I have a very strong opinion…
Reading Time: 9 minutes If a woman’s anger gets too close to a man’s comfort in that culture, men label her as hysterical or — that evangelical favorite — bitter. Once they lay down this judgment, they can ignore anything else she has to say.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Evangelical culture has no clue how to deal effectively with anger, so evangelical men tend to be really touchy and over-reactive to triggering situations. Today, let me show you the lies evangelical leaders teach men in their culture — and how those lies lead to the vast anger we see in the tribe nowadays.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Yesterday, we talked about Kent Hovind’s recent arrest for domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend. At the time, I noted that he’s always seemed like a very typical white evangelical guy: full of anger, entitlement, and control-lust. And yet evangelicals’ own marketing insists that Jesus heals his followers of anger. So evangelicals’ anger actually functions as a contradiction to their own claims. Today, let me show you how pervasive anger is for evangelical men — and how their leaders try to contain the problem.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Lately, we’ve been talking about Hell — as a concept, yes, but also as a beloved threat by a large number of Christians today. As threats go, this one’s absolutely ludicrous. There’s not a chance in Hell (hehe) that any aspect of it could be real. But millions of Christians are […]
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.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Back when I was Christian, there was one Bible verse considered to be the ultimate Christian parenting guide–one that, by itself, was all anybody needed to know when it came to raising children. I bet you already know which one I’m talking about! But it’s also one of the Bible’s many false promises. Today we’ll touch on the way this verse has changed meaning over the years, as well as why it gives Christians unnecessary frustration–and unwarranted confidence–in their future. And along the way, we’ll marvel together that it is one of Christianity’s biggest names who is giving us this insight today!
Reading Time: 8 minutes Recently we talked about the Jordan Root/TVC scandal, which involved a megachurch learning about a pedophile in their midst and mishandling that news in every way conceivable. Today we’re going to talk about how this scandal is another illustration of exactly why fundagelical Christianity is doomed and deserves to be so.
Reading Time: 10 minutes When I think about all the accusations and strawmen, all the gloating and smugness that seem such a great part of modern Christianity’s interaction with non-believers, I realize suddenly that beneath them all is fear–and most of that fear is stuff that every human being alive has to deal with on some level. The way these Christians are dealing with their very human fears is probably the worst possible way. They want the fear resolved, but they want it resolved as easily as possible and at the lowest possible cost of effort that can be managed.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Anger can be a considerable gift. It can spur us to action and cause us to make necessary changes. But I think somehow that our culture’s sort of lost its way when it comes to channeling that anger in constructive ways. I really think a lot of that has to do with religious programming, but […]