Reading Time: 3 minutes As anyone who doesn’t live off the grid already knows, the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson, effectively removing protections for women to obtain secure safe abortions in the United States. The decision overturns Roe v. Wade, allowing states to outlaw a woman’s right to choose at their discretion, and introducing […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes OnlySky · QUIZ: Are You A Spiritual Narcissist? | Becky Garrison This week, Christianity Today (CT), the evangelical flagship magazine founded by none other than Billy Graham, released a bonus episode of their podcast series The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. This episode, Everything is Still Falling Apart, addresses the dangers of the cult […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes [Previous: Are COVID deaths natural selection in action?] Although the Omicron wave is receding, the threat of COVID isn’t over. Over a thousand people are still dying each and every day in the U.S. alone, many more around the world. Vaccination rates remain stubbornly low, and very young children still have no approved vaccine at […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Jerry Falwell Jr. pretended to a faith he never truly held for the sake of wealth and power. His story is the story of American evangelical Christianity in microcosm.
Reading Time: 2 minutes When Democratic Senator from Arizona Kyrsten Sinema took the oath of office in January of 2019, she did something different from most elected politicians in the United States: she didn’t use a Bible or any other religious text. Sinema was sworn in with the Constitution because she is religiously unaffiliated—the only member of the Senate […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes After I’d read PRRI’s writeup of their survey, I wondered what those Christians were saying about it. So I went looking. Today, I’ll show you what I found — and maybe we’ll figure out why white evangelicals have been silent so far about this survey.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! Last week, news emerged about Donald Trump mocking and belittling evangelical leaders. And strangely, I can’t find many of them talking about this betrayal. Today, let me show you self-interest so profound that evangelicals can forgive literally anything their idol says or does. (Important pre-note: I don’t use scare quotes with […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes Hi and welcome back! The other day, I heard a quote that sounded for all the world like snark. But it turned out to be a direct quote from evangelicalism’s latest scandal-causer, Jerry Falwell Jr. He told his children, he said, that he’d ‘try to be a good boy from here on out.’ He can’t […]
Reading Time: 11 minutes Hi and welcome back! Yesterday, we looked at a really awful post by pseudoscientist Mark Regnerus on Christianity Today. In it, he held forth on what he saw as a very serious crisis in the state of marriage. Mostly, he blamed it on a mixture of evil secularism, feminism, technology, and heathenry-in-general (ESFTH). But his post […]
Reading Time: 12 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, I ran across an article in Christianity Today that dovetails nicely with a recent topic we discussed about single women leaving Christianity. This new article concerned the dwindling number of married people in evangelicalism. Written by woo pseudo-social-scientist Mark Regnerus, the article sounds a warning bell to the tribe and calls upon […]