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What you need to know about Israel’s ‘Operation Breaking Dawn’

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 […]

Posted inCulture

Addressing Palestinian suffering is hard, so the world plays word games

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 […]

Posted inReligious News

Evangelicals’ Israel obsession is falling apart lately

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.

Posted inReligion

Hunt for the Red Heifer: Suck-Starting the Apocalypse

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 […]

Posted inPolitics

Just Sayin’ (War on Iran)

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 […]

Posted inHistory

Episode 12: None of this really happened

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 […]

Posted inUncategorized

The Israel Obsession: An Introduction to Christian Supersessionism

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.

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