Reading Time: 11 minutes With the base cunning of a narcissist, Biff recognized — probably very quickly — that boring testimonies don’t exactly open doors in evangelicalism.
Blame ≠ Evidence (More Cherished Christian Myths)
Reading Time: 8 minutes Today, let me show you how toxic Christians resort to blame games when they realize they’ve backed themselves into a corner for lack of evidence.
Overcoming Objections: Evangelism As Predatory Salesmanship
Reading Time: 10 minutes It ought to disturb non-Christians to know about the sheer amount of advice that Christians make available for free online about overcoming evangelism objections. Worse, Christians phrase this advice exactly as such. Today, let me show you some of the stone-cold salesmanship practiced around evangelism — and why that’s actually not a bad thing for Christians.
Why Culture Warriors ALWAYS Flunk the ‘Greatest Commandment’
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Evangelicals’ support of super-conservative politics and conspiracy theories has been getting some much-needed attention of late. Suddenly, the culture warriors of evangelicalism are pulling back to a discussion about getting back to that love stuff Jesus commanded them to show without fail. They call it their ‘Greatest Commandment,’ in fact. But […]
Madison Cawthorn: How Evangelism Success Claims Work
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, I showed you an interview with a young Republican fundagelical named Madison Cawthorn. In that interview, he made some claims about his evangelism success. Those claims reminded me very powerfully of similar ones I heard when I myself was a fundagelical. Indeed, fundagelicals seeking power and attention often make claims […]
The Actual Product Sold By Christian Smith in ‘Atheist Overreach’
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back, y’all! We recently reviewed a 2019 book by Christian Smith, Atheist Overreach. In it, he developed a thesis that he felt merited atheists’ attention: that Catholicism–er, sorry, religion represented some humongous value to humanity that they needed to accept for humanity’s own good. In short, he argues for compliance with religious leaders’ demands, not […]
‘American Gospel’ As Evangelism: Nope, Probably Not
Reading Time: 10 minutes Today, I’ll show you why American Gospel actually presents us unwashed heathens with two great reasons to reject Christianity.
Unchurched: Friendship Evangelism, Lee Strobel Style
Reading Time: 9 minutes Yesterday, I offered you an overview of the personal-level strategy he suggests, friendship evangelism. Today, I want to show you Lee Strobel’s absolutely callous and blatantly opportunistic twist on that old, old strategy.
MLM Hunbots Have Discovered Trendy Testimonies
Reading Time: 14 minutes Here, a high-ranking hun offers her totally-used-to-be-an-antiMLMer-y’all testimony. And she does it for the same exact reasons that trendy Christians claim to have been totally atheists before their conversions, and with the same exact goals as well. So today, let’s explore the similarities between these two toxic groups and the testimonies they deploy as sales pitches.
Biff and the Mormons: Scrubbing Toilets in Heaven
Reading Time: 7 minutes Years and years ago, some Mormon missionaries tried to sell my then-husband Biff on a Heavenly upgrade. And his reaction flummoxed them completely. Today, let me show you how those missionaries’ efforts backfired on them.