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Why Evangelicals Hate Unapproved Sex the Most

Reading Time: 8 minutes In the evangelical world of all sins being equal, unapproved sex remains the sin that is the most equal of all. We got reminded of that truth recently in the story of Carl Lentz, a megapastor who lost his job for cheating on his wife. Today, let’s dive into why evangelicals fight against this ‘sin’ more than all others combined.

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Finding Meaning in This “Vale of Tears”

Reading Time: 9 minutes As we approach Thanksgiving here in America, I reflect upon the idea of finding meaning in one’s life. A few years ago, I ran a series on the topic. Well, some folks (as I heard through the social-media grapevine) had expected me to literally lay out instructions for how to find meaning in life. Today’s post might answer that concern. Today, I’ll show you how I found meaning in my own life, and how that process differed from when I was Christian.

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Christian Lies About Deconversion–and EXTIMONY TIME AHOY! (LSP #39)

Reading Time: 8 minutes Christians sure have a lot of theories about deconversion, namely about why people are rejecting their sales pitches. Sure, most of those theories are wrong, but they can’t have everything. After I show you some of those theories, Lord Snow will be presiding over a very special episode: EXTIMONY TIME AHOY. If you’ve been thinking about sharing how you deconverted, then here is your chance.

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Stages of grief at the end of apologetics

Reading Time: 14 minutes I’ve been coming into contact with a lot of different ideas about apologetics itself as a field. One of the more intriguing of those ideas comes from Myron Penner, a Christian who wrote a book called The End of Apologetics. He did an interview with a blogger when the book came out, and the reactions to that interview were so fascinating that I wanted to show them to you.

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The Handbook: Intervention Conventions.

Reading Time: 13 minutes We’re fast approaching the holiday season, and as fun as holidays are supposed to be, for a lot of us they bring the potential for great pain. One of the scariest aspects of the holidays, for someone whose family is very religious, is the possibility of a religious intervention.

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A Little Bit Like Mourning: So Much For Your Happy Ending

Reading Time: 10 minutes Losing one’s faith can feel a lot like mourning the passing of a loved one. There’s so much emotion bound up in a deconversion that it can be hard to unpack exactly what’s happening. I’ve been thinking about the topic lately because we’ve been touching on the topic in comments here and there. Strangely, it was an old song that really crystallized and solidified some of my thoughts.

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