Reading Time: 10 minutes It’s nice that he accepts the science around climate change — and about humans having brought our planet to the brink of utter ecological disaster. That’s definitely nice to see from a Christian. But he’s trying to use that potential future as a way to terrorize people into accepting his religious claims.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Recently, I ran across a group I’ve somehow never heard of: the Pre-Trib Research Center. They’ve been around for many years, just truckin’ along in their little nook in Liberty University. And y’all, they are pure, unfiltered wingnut goodness. Today, let me show you their shaky foundation beliefs.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! As soon as evangelicals staged their January 6th insurrection attempt, I knew we’d be seeing the usual infighting afterward. And yes, we sure did. Almost immediately, Christians sprang into action there. One group seemed especially upset, though, and that was self-styled Christian prophets who hadn’t signed on with the insurrection attempt. Now, they’re […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Today, I offer you a quick lesson for your Degree in Christianese at Fundagelical U: How to Speak Endtimes.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Evangelicals think a lot about the end of the world, but current events have had them thinking about it more than ever. Today, let me introduce you to a little something they call The Endtimes.
Reading Time: 11 minutes I ran across a list that was downright hilarious. In it, a relic from decades ago, Hal Lindsey, offers a listicle of reasons for churches to “teach Bible prophecy.” It made for an interesting example of a few different ideas we’ve been exploring lately. Today, we’ll run through his list–and see what it shows us about Christianity.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Harold Camping’s legacy has been obliterated. It might sound laughable–and it is, really, for a number of reasons we’ll dive into below. But it’s also a sign of the times. Rapture fantasies might just be going out of fashion, a little.
Reading Time: 6 minutes I don’t know what fundagelicals would even do with themselves if they weren’t panicking about the end of the world. A new date has been set–April 18th–but it’s not getting a whole lot of attention. Today Lord Snow presides over an increasingly backfired fundagelical tradition: Rapture predictions!
Reading Time: 14 minutes Tonight we had a grand time watching Prodigal Planet (PP), the fourth and last movie in the A Thief in the Night (ATITN) series. So is it going to suck unremittingly? Or will there be a few scenes that are jewels in the dungheap? Come and see.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Sometimes I catch myself thinking that fundagelicals are, at heart, perfectly normal people who have simply been socialized in really awful ways, so they really aren’t aware of the threats they constantly use and the fearmongering behavior they exhibit. I start thinking that they are so immersed in fear tactics that they notice it all about as often as we notice the air in a room or how often we blink. And then A Thief in the Night rolled past my eyes, and I had to come face-to-face with my own boundless misplaced optimism.