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Why Culture Warriors ALWAYS Flunk the ‘Greatest Commandment’

Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Evangelicals’ support of super-conservative politics and conspiracy theories has been getting some much-needed attention of late. Suddenly, the culture warriors of evangelicalism are pulling back to a discussion about getting back to that love stuff Jesus commanded them to show without fail. They call it their ‘Greatest Commandment,’ in fact. But […]

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The Attack of the Evangelism Apps!

Reading Time: 11 minutes I downloaded a whole bunch of evangelism apps last week and ran through them. I’ll show you what they are, how they work, and how likely they are to accomplish literally anything of use to the Christians who create and use them. Join me for a grand tour of evangelism apps!

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Why Evangelicalism Fails: Hell as Outdated Marketing.

Reading Time: 10 minutes Recently I was reading a blog post by a Christian* who was very, very concerned about exactly what his religion asserts about Hell. His post and the comments to it illustrate a concept we’ve been talking about lately about the selling of Christianity–evangelicalism in particular. Today we’ll be talking about one of the reasons why their marketing is starting to fail so hard.

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Predators Go Where the Prey Grazes.

Reading Time: 7 minutes (CN: Elder abuse, religious abuse, and emotional manipulation.) If you needed a good mad for the day, here’s all you’ll require to get it: a story about how young evangelists have been recently spotted happily preying upon vulnerable elderly people in nursing homes. Armed with zeal and canned proselytization scripts (which not even all the […]

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On the Making of Mini-Mes.

Reading Time: 13 minutes A while ago there was a movie out called I, Robot. One of its most disturbing scenes, to me, was one in which the hero must search for a robot who is hiding in a factory among a sea of newly-built robots. The robots–all alike, all identical, all mindless and unmoving and unaware–were an image […]

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When Christians Do the Right Things for the Wrong Reasons.

Reading Time: 9 minutes I’ve written before about Christians I think who are kinda getting that whole “love your neighbor” thing right, and I like hearing about them just like I enjoy hearing about anybody doing good in the world. When I heard about a group calling itself “Quiet Christians,” I was considering adding them to the list–until I […]

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The Great Omission.

Reading Time: 15 minutes Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. . . This Bible quote, which comes from Matthew 28:19-20, is called the Great Commission. In it, Jesus is telling […]

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