Reading Time: 14 minutes Today we’ll examine the CBMW’s central conceit, complementarianism, since it informs both of their culture wars, and we’ll see exactly why it fails so hard. The objections people have to its soundness as a doctrine are actually not even its worst facets, as it happens–and I’ll show you why I think that today.
Preston Sprinkle still doesn’t get it
Reading Time: 10 minutes So Preston Sprinkle went into the overflowing hopper of Christians Who Think They’re Saying Something New and Exciting But Aren’t, and we all moved on. Then around Easter I caught wind of him proudly announcing that he’d written some more stuff on the subject and done a podcast or something, and I found myself groaning inwardly.
The Luv Guv and the Broken System.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Robert Bentley’s case reminds us anew that once someone in a broken system gets a little taste of power, all the rules stop mattering.
Christian Dating Hits a New Low: “It Takes a Church.”
Reading Time: 11 minutes I’ve written before about how bad it is in Christian churches for single people seeking marriage. But I guess I hadn’t quite counted on the reality show It Takes a Church to show me just how bad the situation has gotten.
My Essay in Split: true stories about the end of marriage and what happens next
Reading Time: 2 minutes If it’s difficult to write or talk about, then I’m generally in favor of doing so. However, applying this idea to my own life, and specifically my divorce, hasn’t been a a walk in the park.
Clearly This Hypocritical Pastor’s Jesus Aura Was on Point.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Today we’re going to take a brief segue before we plunge into the murky world of Christian prognostication to check out a story that features all the aspects of fundagelicalism that we’ve come to know around here: blatant hypocrisy, illicit sex, and a denouement that is by turns horrifying and baffling. But there’s more going on here than just standard-issue Christian hypocrisy. This story is part of the overarching narrative about exactly why Christianity is failing.
The Real Danger of Being Unequally Yoked
Reading Time: 13 minutes The ironic thing is that out of all the made-up, manufactured terrors that Christians burden themselves with, this one actually is a problem. Today I’ll show you why Christian leaders put so much emphasis on never being unequally yoked–and why they should fear it.
You Don’t Own Me
Reading Time: 10 minutes Over the past weekend, a Christian writer I’ve begun following wrote on her Facebook wall that marriage does not entitle a spouse to a sense of ownership of the other person. She began the discussion with a succinct, assertive statement: The text of her post reads: A man does not *own* a woman’s body (and vice […]
Evangelical Churn: The Same Thing Ed Stetzer Does Every Night.
Reading Time: 11 minutes They’re doing everything they know how to do as best they can, and yet they are not being rewarded by Jesus with their free boyfriend or girlfriend.
Leaving the Ring
Reading Time: 8 minutes Christian leaders themselves can spin-doctor the latest bad news as much as they like (and oh, they have been!), but reality is unfolding in their ranks whether they like it or not. Their flocks don’t have the luxury of denial. They’ve had to come up with strategies for dealing with the new reality of Christianity’s demographic shift, most of it in direct defiance of their leaders’ demands.