Reading Time: 10 minutes This idea is becoming one of Christians’ favorite excuses for why people leave their religion (or refuse to join it in the first place). What they don’t realize is that it also now forms one of the best illustrations anyone could devise for why evangelicalism, as a worldview and faith system, is faltering as hard as it is lately.
Happiness: In That Moment, They Were Euphoric.
Reading Time: 8 minutes They Had That Euphoria-Euphoria-Euphoria-Euphoria Down In Their Hearts.
Mission Trips: Duggar apples don’t fall far from the Duggar tree, apparently
Reading Time: 9 minutes Last year, I wrote about mission trips in evangelical Christianity–and did not exactly describe the idea in glowing terms. I think even less of it today, and I’ll be talking about why now.
Imminent Dominance Failure.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Some computer error messages, like “imminent hard drive failure,” are really quick, simple to interpret, and definitive as to resolution. Life doesn’t often hand us something so easy! But with the 2014 Religious Landscape Study, life has done exactly that for Christians.
The One Thing Christian Parents Aren’t Doing.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Given the demonization done of ex-Christians and atheists, given how little most folks–especially fundagelical parents–know about either group, given how poorly most Christian denominations understand real love, I can totally get why parents might worry about the state of their kids’ spiritual health. It’s misplaced, but it’s still there.
The Unequally Yoked Club: The Most Important Thing.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Hi y’all! We’ve been talking lately about how quite a few Christians base their marriages on a shared belief in their religion, making the whole marriage quake when one partner loses that belief. I made the point that it really doesn’t have to be that way. Today we’re going to talk a little more about […]
Oh Noes! A Baptism Drought!
Reading Time: 14 minutes One group of Christians, however, is finally coming to grips with their own drop in numbers. They might have the wrong explanation for it and the most nonsensical way possible of dealing with it, but they’re at least dimly aware that their denomination is starting to falter. That group is the Southern Baptist Convention, who recently declared that their denomination is facing a “baptism drought.” Today we’ll talk about why they’re facing it, and why they think they are, because those are two different things.
More Matt Pitt Weirdness (and Trust Me, It is WEIRD.)
Reading Time: 5 minutes Sorry for bothering y’all so soon after the last post, but I couldn’t hold onto this till Saturday. This needed attention and it needed it right now. You remember our homeboy Matt Pitt? He’s the youth pastor who decided it’d be awesome to pretend he was a cop–twice! He got caught doing it that second […]