Reading Time: 8 minutes In this installment, we check out the deteriorating marriage of Kate and Marshall Hogan. In two of the subplots given to us in Chapter 21, their relationship takes center stage. So today, Lord Snow Presides over some more evangelical projection — this time in the case of the Hogans’ marriage!
The Christian Bubble
What Christian Apologetics Actually Accomplish (And the Faith Pool)
Reading Time: 8 minutes The error in Christians’ thinking involves what apologetics’ goal actually is. We’re going to be discussing a Christian apologist soon, so today, let me show you what apologetics is, then brush us up on a concept called the faith pool.
Al Mohler Objectified Women As Usual, But This Time He Faced Backlash
Reading Time: 9 minutes Last week, Al Mohler did something he usually does: he objectified and literally dehumanized women. But this time, he faced some backlash for it. Today, I’ll show you what happened, and then we’ll look at why he did it–and why it didn’t work this time.
Meet the Christians Who Are HOPPING MAD About ‘Good Omens’
Reading Time: 10 minutes This time around, our brave widdle culture warriors flew into a lather over a television show called Good Omens. Let me introduce you to them, and show you what they’re so angry about. Then, we’ll look at what that anger means for them–and us.
This Present Darkness: Marking–and Making–an Era (LSP #90)
Reading Time: 8 minutes I finally re-bought a copy of This Present Darkness. Almost immediately, I realized I’d made both a mistake and a discovery. Let me show you what I mean. Today, Lord Snow Presides over a book that became a fad that became both a sign of its time and one of the shapers of the very future of evangelicalism.
Why the Flocks Don’t WANNA Evangelize
Reading Time: 7 minutes Today, we’ll look at why evangelicals don’t want to evangelize. Their reasons–and they have many–play a hand in the ultimate fate of their religion.
The Limits of Twitter Glurge-Evangelism: Believe in Yourself Edition. (LSP #34)
Reading Time: 10 minutes It was one of the funniest blowups I’ve seen on that site lately: a professional Christian named Matt Smethurst monumentally misread the limits of Twitter glurge-evangelism and one of his tweets blew up in his face. Today, Lord Snow Presides over some unexpectedly-illuminating tweets.
Herd Immunity for the Christian Bubble
Reading Time: 10 minutes The denizens of broken systems tend to take very poorly to critics outside the group–and even more poorly to dissenters within it. Often they reserve their most vicious retaliation for those dissenters. But of late, it’s gotten safer for Christians to dissent. In a very real sense, their tribe’s herd immunity may be fading away. I’ll show you why today–and why there’s never been an easier time to walk away from that most broken of systems.
An Ideology in Search of a Godling (At Easter)
Reading Time: 13 minutes Easter may be one of the most beloved holidays of the Christian calendar, but a lot of the celebrations that weekend take totally for granted that the occasion marks the honest-to-goodness death of a real live god who really was tortured, died, buried, and then rose again after a brief time in Hell. In fact, a lot of their religion depends upon there being a real live god at the center of it. But if there isn’t actually a god involved at all in the religion, then nothing works the way it should.
Ken Ham’s Bubble Maintenance.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Creationist charlatan and serial liar-for-Jesus Ken Ham did a little bubble maintenance this week, and I want to show you how and why he did it.