America Isn’t Growing Hostile Towards Christians, It’s Growing Hostile Towards Religious Bullies.

It seems like not more than a day or two goes by without hearing it from somewhere: America is growing hostile towards Christians. A growing number of Christians– a shocking amount, actually– are convinced that America’s glory days are over and that Christians are now a marginalized group on the verge of having all of [Read More…]

How Christian Fundamentalism Is Making A Concerning Comeback In America

American culture is currently experiencing what some, and now I, am calling New Wave Fundamentalism. The original fundamentalists stem from the early 20th Century, and was rooted largely in fear– fear over this new concept of evolution, fear that culture was growing too liberal, fear that the nation was drifting from God, and fear that it would [Read More…]

Does The Discovery of Earth 2.0 Mark The End of Religion?

Yesterday NASA made the announcement that they finally discovered something many have pondered: the existence of an Earth-like planet. The above illustration shows Kepler 452b, a planet somewhat larger than Earth but within the habitable zone of its star. Its year is almost identical to that of our own planet, and the amount of energy received [Read More…]

Does Progressivism Have Its Own Version Of Fundamentalism? (That God Show EP18)

Does progressivism have its own form of fundamentalism? That’s the question BLC and MPT are wrestling with in this week’s episode of That God Show. In this episode, you’re invited to take some time of introspection to discover those “carryovers” that tend to follow us even after we leave fundamentalism– behaviors that can crop up [Read More…]

And Here’s The Irony: We’re All Fundamentalists In The End

Lately I’ve been attempting to spark discussion around the internet on the use of Christian labels, and I’m rather pleased such a robust discussion is taking place on blogs and in Facebook groups on this issue. I think the use of labels is a critical issue facing the next generation of Jesus followers, and argue [Read More…]

Here’s Exactly Why MacArthur’s Advice On Gay Children Is So Dangerous:

Not long ago, I publicly stood against John MacArthur’s advice to parents of adult children who are gay on the account that it was not only theologically flawed, but dangerous as well. You can see the old post and the original MacArthur video here, but to quickly summarize: MacArthur told parents of adult children who [Read More…]

5 Reasons Why Fundamentalists Might Not Want To Go To Heaven

1. It would be way too crowded for them. One of the basic tenets of Christian fundamentalism is the belief that they’re basically going to be the only people who get there. I frequently watch some of their dialogues in online groups (painful opposition research), and what’s sad is that they’re not just out on the [Read More…]

“I Don’t Love This Religion Anymore”: A Conversation With Zach Phelps-Roper

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Zach Phelps-Roper who recently left Westboro Baptist Church, who tells the story of realizing that “life” was no longer for him:

“So, in the heat of the moment I told my father that I was leaving. A couple of minutes later he approached me and said ‘Zach, are you just upset because of this matter here?’ I said ‘let me just make this easy for you. The thing is, I don’t love this religion anymore.’ This was more than a family matter that could be resolved, it was the belief system.” [Read more…]

When Two Formerly Fundies Chat: My Video Interview With Frank Schaeffer (and get his new book FREE)!

I may have popularized the term, “formerly fundie”, but Frank Schaeffer was living it out waaaay before I got here. I had been a fan of Frank long before I ever started writing, and never imagined that Frank himself would become the one of the central people who would encourage me to have a seat [Read More…]

Atheists Have Their Kirk Camerons Too.

Even atheists have fundamentalists who desire to antagonize, not dialogue. My question is: why do we keep feeding the system that makes us enemies? [Read more…]


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