Reading Time: 3 minutes You may have seen the headlines: A 3-year-old girl was killed in an “exorcism.” The actual story is so much worse than that, though. At the risk of depressing you, I think there’s value in talking about what happened to her because it says a lot about the power of religion to override any kind […]
Reading Time: 19 minutes Yesterday, we watched American Gospel: Christ Alone. In this 2018 documentary, Christians bicker and argue about exactly what ‘the gospel’ even means. The documentary makers decide ultimately that it means not prosperity gospel. Today, let me show you this documentary — and we’ll see how well they make their case.
Reading Time: 25 minutes This is the full review of The Secret documentary. See the previous post–and the amazing comments on it from our wonderful community–for the warmup! In essence, it’s painfully obvious that The Secret documentary revolves around pseudoscience trash masquerading as self-help.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Last time we met up, I showed you a recent development in the evangelical world: Todd Bentley is in trouble again. Today, let’s look at what’s going on with his current troubles and ask why he’s still being allowed to drop-kick sick people for Jesus.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Today, let me introduce some of the major players of the Toronto Blessing–and how they fit together with Todd Bentley, the weirdo that strangely, none of these Christian ‘prophets’ saw coming.
Reading Time: 9 minutes When we find ourselves waiting for an outcome, we can start to get desperate. I can see why we might have evolved that burst of hormones and chemicals, but this exact process can be easily manipulated by those who wish to take advantage of us. Today we look at the waiting room, both physical and metaphorical, and where that anxiety can take us if we’re not careful.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Come join me as I take you on a Big Miracle Safari today.
Reading Time: 12 minutes These stories are related. They both reflect an endemic issue within Christianity: its broken systems’ inability to recognize basic human rights.
Reading Time: 7 minutes I’ve been reading a lot lately about the strange shift in right-wing Christians’ morality over the last ten years. As I read, I found myself wondering how that shift has applied in realtime to the various Christian leaders who’ve been caught misbehaving. I began to look for information about what they’ve been doing since their various downfalls, and began noticing a trend. See if you can see it too.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Mr. Captain and I have–or rather had–a cat we nicknamed Monster for how downright evil she was (but she was “just a little one”). She passed away yesterday. Her death reminded me of how David Marshall, among many other Christians, believes that this world we live in is the best possible world out of all possible configurations and that his god is in charge of all of it–and how wrong that belief is in reality.