Reading Time: 6 minutes A growing movement of Christian evangelicals decries “expressive individualism,” or in other words, the freedom to make your own choices and decide what to do with your own life.A growing movement of Christian evangelicals decries “expressive individualism,” or in other words, the freedom to make your own choices and decide what to do with your own life.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Hell is at the center of evangelical Christian theology, more so than heaven or even Jesus. Without belief in hell and the exclusionary politics it inspires, Christianity would cease to exist.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Hustle culture is a crisis of capitalism, not a spiritual crisis. Historically, Christianity has been on the wrong side by teaching that work was a virtue and leisure was a sin.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Christianity is ceasing to be a white religion, and is becoming mostly a faith for people of color in the Global South, according to an American Anglican priest. Millions of those believers practice emotionally-charged worship styles, hold fundamentalist views, and speak in tongues. Writing in the New York Times, in a report titled “The Global […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Religious apologists treat the decline of Christianity as a natural phenomenon, like weather. They don’t want to admit that their own choices are the cause.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The logic of Christianity leads to the disturbing conclusion that if heaven is better than this life, then death is a good and desirable outcome.
Reading Time: 8 minutes The evangelical movement is a favourite target for liberal atheists like myself, partly because it is an easy target – people believing either silly or heinous things. Or both. You only have to look at Joel Osteen and Kenneth Copeland. However, in the wake of the rise of populism and Trumpism, evangelicals appear to have […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes The best piece of moral wisdom in the Bible is the Golden Rule: “As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” —Luke 6:31 Of course, this principle isn’t unique to Christianity. It can be found across many religions and cultures. But where so many other moral ideas from […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes The religious right has immunized themselves against empathy, but now we’re in the throes of a crisis where empathy is vital for survival.
Reading Time: 3 minutes My friend Bruce Gerenscer recently wrote a letter to his local newspaper and I asked if I could repost it here; he kindly agreed: Letter to the Editor of The Bryan Times. It was published on July 8, 2021. Dear Editor, Evangelicalism is one the most hated religious sects in America, and they only have themselves […]