Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the weekend, Israeli airstrikes made news when Operation Breaking Dawn yielded death and property destruction in Gaza. As with every violent encounter in the region, differing accounts arose quickly, especially as the Palestinian civilian death count surged. The gamification of Middle Eastern peace through statistics is a common phenomenon for this decades-long crisis, but […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes If someone had told me that anybody could possibly describe the unthinkable suffering going on in Ukraine with an expression of utter childlike delight, I’m not sure I’d have believed them. But here we are.
Reading Time: 6 minutes On February 1, 2022, Amnesty International released a report identifying the current situation in Israel and Palestine as “apartheid,” a term most commonly associated with South Africa’s political system of racial stratification until 1994. The full title goes further, calling the region’s state of affairs a “cruel system of domination and crime against humanity.” The […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes or many decades now, evangelicals have supported Israel to the hilt. But lately and increasingly, younger evangelicals don’t care about Israel. Some even actively oppose the idea of supporting Israel. Today, let me show you why evangelicals support Israel — and how they’re reacting to their younger members’ rejection of this super-important culture war ideal.
Reading Time: < 1 minute We so often hear about left-wing bias of the mainstream media from those on the right. But there have been very salient examples of right-wing, imperialistic bias from these same sources. And people are calling them out on air. These examples are brilliant, as are the analyses from Novara Media. Honestly, watch this last video […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes Hi and welcome back! Back when I was Pentecostal, most of my denomination obsessed over the Endtimes. Many of us had whole boxes full of diagrams and photocopies of prophecies and analyses. We thought this stuff predicted ‘the day and the hour,’ to borrow the Bible’s phrasing. Recently, I got an intense reminder of one […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes As Trump orders a drone strike in Iraq, killing an Iranian general… Oh, Trump, you don’t half shoot yourself in the foot with your own Twitter history. Not that your fans care. The strike has really riled pretty much everyone, apart from the Israelis: Iraq’s military has condemned the killing of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes When I first started writing and speaking to groups about my departure from the faith, I spent the bulk of my time trying to make the still-devout realize how dehumanizing is their image of apostates. I talked about the ways Christians misunderstand us, putting words into our mouths and motives into our hearts that we […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes To put it simply, Israel and Jews themselves are absolutely required components of these Christians’ feverish fantasies about the end of the whole wide world.
Reading Time: 8 minutes When it comes to fundagelical Christianity, few things make as little sense to outsiders to that culture as its collective near-obsession with all things Judaism. I’m going to start the party off by showing you the bizarre doctrinal belief of supersessionism, which explains why Christians have such a love-hate relationship with Judaism generally.