Reading Time: 11 minutes It’s as accepted a trope as claim about the total-for-realsies earthly existence of Jesus himself. And yet Christians don’t think too hard about it or what it means, much less test it. Yes, I’m talking about Christians who think Christians are so, I dunno, just DIFFERENT, y’all. Well, they aren’t, and today I’ll show you why.
Magic Christians Seek the Perfect Sales Pitch in ‘Only God Can’
Reading Time: 8 minutes Today, let me show you what the Perfect Sales Pitch looks like–and why Magic Christians can’t let go of the idea.
The Power of Prayer in ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #118, Ch. 11)
Reading Time: 10 minutes In this installment, we examine the Yoda-like superpowers of ancient widow Edith Duster. Along the way, we’ll discover a deep and cherished core of victim-blaming within the tribe. Today, Lord Snow Presides over a doctrine that accidentally reveals a deeply-unpleasant and narcissistic core running through evangelicalism.
How Elizabeth Warren Made Christian Culture Warriors Lose Their Minds (This Time)
Reading Time: 12 minutes Culture warriors are losing their poor little minds lately over something Senator Elizabeth Warren said yesterday in a town hall. Today, I’ll show you how Senator Warren stomped all over these self-appointed guardians of America’s purity and honor, and how they’re responding to that mockery.
The Accidental Pastor of ‘This Present Darkness’ (LSP #104, Ch.7)
Reading Time: 8 minutes In the first half of the chapter, two Christians play a rousing hand of Happy Pretendy Fun Time Gaming, we learn a bit more about Hank Busche’s church, and Peretti lays out the stakes for an upcoming central conflict. Today, Lord Snow Presides over the accidental pastor of an upside-down church–and what Hank Busche’s entire situation means to Frank Peretti’s target audience.
Andy Stanley Has Found Five Reasons Why Nobody Leaves the Church
Reading Time: 11 minutes Andy Stanley illustrates some potent takeaways in his essay. Today, let’s walk together through “Five reasons people leave the church.” I’ll show you why his list is complete horse-hockey, and then we’ll look at why it matters.
Christian Accountabilibuddies Are Seriously A Thing
Reading Time: 12 minutes Today, we look at Christian Accountabilibuddies, which are totally a real thing that many Christians do.
The UYC: How Marital Compatibility is (Mis)Defined (LSP #50)
Reading Time: 10 minutes In toxic Christianity, couples determine compatibility in a totally different way than most other folks do. Those standards simply don’t work to produce long-lasting marriages. But toxic Christians gotta toxic. I’ll show you what those standards are today, and why they prove so disastrous for Christians.
HAIL SEITAN: Adventures in Veggie Burgers (LSP #45)
Reading Time: 7 minutes Today, on Lord Snow Presides, we’ll look some of the developments in this field. Meat eating–and abstention from meat–has been part of Christianity since its creation. And now right-wing Christians have a new wrinkle in that ongoing fight.
No, Christians Never “Earn the Right to Speak”
Reading Time: 11 minutes We couldn’t hope to find a more Christianese phrase than the odious earning the right to speak. If you wondered what the phrase means, you’re not alone! Not even Christians really understand how to do it. Here’s the skinny, and–more importantly–why the idea falls flat on its face.