Reading Time: 8 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, we checked out Daniel Bennett’s recent essay over at Christianity Today, “We Need to Be Better Losers.” He’s right, but he doesn’t seem to grasp the full scope of his tribe’s problem. They’re #winning junkies through and through. Today, let me show you this mentality — and why it’s so pervasive […]
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Mark Wingfield Wants Evangelicals to Jesus Harder, Darn It
Reading Time: 11 minutes Today, let’s check out an evangelical who wants his tribe to totally change to be something they’ve never been, to fix one of their worst shortcomings as a group.
Ben Jack is Totally ‘Reordering Evangelism,’ Y’all
Reading Time: 9 minutes In a recent Christianity Today, evangelist Ben Jack offers yet another of these attempts to mobilize the troops. Dude insists that he’s ‘reordering evangelism,’ but it’s seriously just the same old rah-rah with no substance. However, this particular bit of rah-rah illustrates just how awful evangelical leaders’ advice really is — and how little about it ever changes.
The Big Problem Here: Singleness Edition (LSP #168)
Reading Time: 8 minutes Seriously. How could I possibly resist the spectacle of an evangelical offering up The Big Problem Here for unwanted singleness? Now add in the fact that these two stories intersect with our current topic of evangelism. How how how how could I resist? I couldn’t. That’s how.
Yes, Personal Evangelism Is About Disrespect (And It Always Was)
Reading Time: 7 minutes Today, let’s look at how evangelism functions as a form of disrespect, why it’s always been like that, and why evangelical leaders demand it anyway of their flocks.
Rod Dreher: Fretting About Evangelical Men’s Boners — er, Civilization’s Future
Reading Time: 9 minutes Today, the ever-hilarious Rod Dreher clutches his pearls over young women’s lack of interest in sex with him right-wing Christian men — and then offers the tribe a non-solution to this non-problem that just so happens to enrich him personally.
The Love Narrative Fouling Up the Evangelical Husband Hunt
Reading Time: 9 minutes A few days ago, we started talking about a 2008 book, Where Have All the Good Men Gone by A.J. Kiesling (who is one of those women). We’re discussing it to get some ideas of why single, middle-aged evangelical women just can’t find husbands within their faith community. And it turns out that one major hindrance for them is their own fixation on a particular love narrative — a cherished fantasy that interferes with the reality of their situation. Today, let me show you the false love narrative that holds these single evangelical women back — and how far they’re willing to go to hang onto it.
Where White Evangelicals REALLY Lost Their Way
Reading Time: 8 minutes Richard T. Hughes thinks he has finally nailed exactly what went wrong with white evangelicals. Yes! He knows exactly how they became the control-lusting tribe of racists and tyrants they are today. And you will be very, very happy to know that he’s also identified an easy solution to this problem! Today, let me show you the problem Richard T. Hughes has identified — and the solution he offers in turn.
Long Ago, When Evangelicals Cared About Being ‘Stumbling Blocks’
Reading Time: 7 minutes Today, let me show you why evangelicals can’t take health precautions and can’t care about other people’s health and welfare. It’s all about the stumbling blocks, and where evangelicals see them placed — and who put ’em there and why.
UYC: Single Christian Man Tells ‘Christian Girls’ Never to Settle (LSP #159)
Reading Time: 7 minutes He’s one of many, many thousands of men and women in his end of Christianity desperately seeking spouses these days. And his reaction to frustration is, sadly, all too common for authoritarian male Christians.