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How One Christian Apologist Justifies a Failing Evangelism Strategy

Reading Time: 11 minutes A funny thing happens when Christians learn that their favorite tactics backfire hard when trotted out on actual prospects. One large group of Christians drops the failed strategy with relief. Another group, however, drills down harder on it. I’m going to show you one of the folks in that second group, and we’ll take a close look at his reasons for clinging to the technique he likes best.

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Miracle Maxin’: The Ongoing Problems With Miracles

Reading Time: 8 minutes Today, almost five years after Miracle Maxin’ debuted, we look back at why miracles are still at once one of evangelists’ most treasured persuasion tools–and yet one of the most damning pieces of evidence contradicting their claims. Today I’ll show you why so many Christians cling to the idea of divine aid and why they can’t look away from the idea of miracles–and even why they get so touchy about people who refuse to buy into their claims.

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The Weird Alternate Reality That Is Christian Pseudoscience

Reading Time: 9 minutes Pseudoscience has been a serious part of Christianity ever since Christianity was, well, Christianity. And it wasn’t until recently that Christians’ rock pile of alternative facts got so unwieldy that it simply collapsed in on top of them. Today we’ll have an overview of pseudoscience–what it is and why it’s so important–because we’re about to head into that CPC manual again and it’s going to be relevant!

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The Weird Alternate Reality That Is Christian Pseudoscience.

Reading Time: 9 minutes Pseudoscience has been a serious part of Christianity ever since Christianity was, well, Christianity. And it wasn’t until recently that Christians’ rock pile of alternative facts got so unwieldy that it simply collapsed in on top of them. Today we’ll have an overview of pseudoscience–what it is and why it’s so important–because we’re about to head into that CPC manual again and it’s going to be relevant!

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The Satanic Panic Meets the Anti-Abortion Crusade.

Reading Time: 12 minutes The Satanic Panic trickled to an undignified end years ago. But not long ago we saw a resurgence of it wheezing back to life in a most unexpected way when a Christian conjob figured out a way to join that largely-defunct moral panic with a far more current one. Join me for a tour of one of the most WTF ever conversion stories. Yes, it’s time to induct someone new to the Cult of Before Stories!

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Dissection of a Soulwinner

Reading Time: 13 minutes One of the funniest Christian screeds I’ve ever seen was one that I ran across randomly earlier this week. It comes to us from an Australian Christian named Grantley Morris. I’ve never heard of him and you probably haven’t either. His vanity site is full of equally wacky stuff, but his Soul-winning Tips: Witnessing Made Easy easily takes the cake for ridiculosity.

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