Reading Time: 7 minutes Today, let me show you how ‘Christian love’ works and why so many Christians reach for it — and the messages they convey when they do so.
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.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Recently, an evangelical megachurch pastor and abuser-for-Jesus, Matt Chandler, whined to an evangelical audience that people just aren’t accepting his favorite redefinition these days! Today, let’s check out that redefinition — and marvel together over how much the real meaning of love differs from it.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! We’ve got a quick little segue ahead of us. A recent thread in comments reminded me that we’re coming up on the holiday season. And you know what that means! No, I’m not talking about Christmas trees and blowout Thanksgiving dinners. Instead, I’m talking about the other near-constant around this time of year: […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes Hi and welcome back! I know nobody’s surprised when we talk about evangelical hypocrisy. They’re soaking in it! However, today’s story might represent one of the more egregious recent examples of that trope. Jen Hatmaker, a popular Christian speaker/author, recently announced her impending divorce. As expected, most people responded with compassion. But one group has decided to […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, one of our dear friends, Kevin, presented us a list for consideration. Evangelical apologist Lee Strobel created this list back in the early 1990s for one of his books. He wanted to explain unchurched people to evangelicals. Since I deconverted right at that time, I found the list especially interesting. Today, […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes Recently, we discussed a question Christians really don’t like. Today, I’ll show you one they vastly prefer–to pose to other people, at least! By remarkable coincidence, their preferred question looks quite similar to the one they don’t like! Whatever are the odds?
Reading Time: 9 minutes Respect is such an important concept to understand when one discusses this ultra-authoritarian, misogynistic flavor of Christianity. Hop aboard! Today, we ride the Respect Train right past these control-freaky zealots.
Reading Time: 8 minutes I find my thoughts turning to another subject: one of love, grief, and ultimately hope. Today, Lord Snow Presides over yet another self-serving redefinition that tells us way more about Christians than they should really want us to know.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Call it a sterling example of the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon if you like, and to be sure it definitely was that! But it was also a sign of one of the biggest failures in Christianity itself. I’m talking here about the broken promise of love. It’s the biggest broken promise Christians make. And we’re touching on it today.