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Posted inClimate Crisis

Who’s afraid of an environmental crisis?

Reading Time: 5 minutes When my grandfather died, his books and magazines were packed up and shipped halfway across the country. In that treasure-trove of old reading, I found science-fiction paperbacks, ancient Greek plays, early 20th-century poetry and philosophy, the occasional beaver magazine (which my father hastily took from my curious nine-year-old hands), and… MAD magazines from the 1970s. […]

Posted inGeneral

Todd Bentley: What a Friend He Has–er, HAD in Rick Joyner!

Reading Time: 9 minutes One thing you can absolutely count on with evangelical leaders: their insular Good Ole Boys network certainly protects its own. I’m sure Todd Bentley is most appreciative of the help it’s given him over the years. Today, let’s see how Todd Bentley’s pals helped him back onto the gravy train — again, and why Bentley might be beyond their help this time around the tracks.

Posted inReligion

‘American Gospel’ Accused of Being Calvinist Propaganda

Reading Time: 11 minutes Hi and welcome back! Last weekend, we watched American Gospel: Christ Alone. It’s a documentary about the true and accurate form of the Gospel, presented by a group of Christians who think they’ve got it right. Immediately after its release, other Christians who disagreed with them went on the attack. One of their main accusations involves the […]

Posted inReligion

American Gospel: Christ Alone (Red-Hot Mega-Review!)

Reading Time: 19 minutes Yesterday, we watched American Gospel: Christ Alone. In this 2018 documentary, Christians bicker and argue about exactly what ‘the gospel’ even means. The documentary makers decide ultimately that it means not prosperity gospel. Today, let me show you this documentary — and we’ll see how well they make their case.

Posted inReligion

Here’s Why Rodney Howard-Browne Felt Obligated To Defy Virus Isolation Orders

Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, megachurch pastor Rodney Howard-Browne got himself in legal trouble for violating Covid-19 stay-at-home orders from his county. Readers of Roll to Disbelieve will easily remember this name because he was a very big figure in our recent look at the Toronto Blessing. Not coincidentally, he’s also a Grade-A wingnut. Today, let […]

Posted inReligion

Kenneth Copeland: Why Grifters Gotta Grift (Chat Post #5)

Reading Time: 6 minutes Kenneth Copeland has been making waves with his newest money-making scheme. His involvement in the grifty end of Christianity ain’t new, though. As we’ll see, his name pops up all through modern fundagelicalism. He couldn’t exist without the flaws running through the underpinnings of his tribe — but he also helped create those flaws. Today, let’s look at Kenneth Copeland and his grifting griftery.

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