Reading Time: 7 minutes Many Christians also think that the megachurch model is causing their scandals and overall decline. It isn’t, though. Today, let me show you how megachurches amplify existing dealbreaking flaws in authoritarian Christianity.
Todd Bentley Gets By With A Little Help From His Friends
Reading Time: 10 minutes Last time we met up, I showed you a recent development in the evangelical world: Todd Bentley is in trouble again. Today, let’s look at what’s going on with his current troubles and ask why he’s still being allowed to drop-kick sick people for Jesus.
The Unequally Yoked Club: Terrible Christian Marriage Advice, Graded
Reading Time: 10 minutes Last time we met up, we talked about why Christians have such a bizarrely-regressive view of marriage. In essence, rigidly codified relationships help keep their authoritarian vision alive. Today, let’s dive into the rules that get that rigid view ensconced in people’s everyday realities.
Complementarianism: Examining the First Claim
Reading Time: 10 minutes Christians who buy in to complementarianism make a lot of claims about this doctrine. Today, I’ll show you what that first claim is, and why it’s wrong. I’ll also show you how this doctrine fits into Christians’ various culture wars.
Reconstructionism: Why Fundagelicals Can’t Have Nice Things.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Complementarianism is an offshoot of a wackadoodle Christian ideology called Reconstructionism, which has gone from a fringe idea to a doctrine that has, over a frighteningly short amount of time, informed literally all of fundagelicals’ culture wars against those they’ve decided are their enemies. I’ll show you how–today.
Jesus Sure Changes People: Douglas Wilson Edition.
Reading Time: 11 minutes You can see the divine Jesus Aura illuminating this man’s life and see for yourself how amazingly transformed he’s been by the love of his god. Friends, marvel as I present to you: Douglas Wilson, the TRUE CHRISTIAN™ who’ll change your mind about the effectiveness of fundagelical doctrines.
That False Promise of Security in a Broken System.
Reading Time: 8 minutes People in thrall to a broken system often believe that if they follow the system’s rules, they’ll be safe from victimization. You’ve likely heard the rationalizations: if you don’t want trouble, then simply show respect to those in authority. Don’t cause waves and you won’t go aground on rocks. Those people who were hurt must have done something wrong, but if you don’t do anything wrong then you’re safe.
Joshua Harris Wants to Know if Anyone Was Hurt By His Book
Reading Time: 8 minutes Josh Harris is one of the scions of the homeschooling and courtship fringes of the Christian Patriarchy movement. He wrote one of the single most destructive books ever published on the topic of evangelical Christian relationships. And he’s got an announcement.
Eating Candy for Dinner: Why They Treat Us Like Toddlers
Reading Time: 12 minutes Last time we met up, I was talking about how weary I am about being treated as a child by Christians who have gotten the very erroneous idea somehow that they are the parent figures to everybody around themselves who isn’t Christian. I showed why they think that way and how they come by this error in thinking. Today I want to talk about one of the metaphors they use to excuse mistreating people that way: the idea that people who disagree with them are like children who eat candy for dinner.
Anna Duggar and the Impossible Decision: Why They Stay.
Reading Time: 9 minutes There are reasons why women in Anna Duggar’s position don’t leave husbands like Josh Duggar. Today I want to talk about some of those reasons.