Here, as far as I know, is the only first-person account of what it is like to ‘qualify’ as an Accelerated Christian Education supervisor anywhere in the academic literature. ACE supervisor training is much like ACE schooling: The staff complete workbooks at desks facing the wall, separated by vertical screens. They obtain permission to leave their seats by raising a flag, and they mark their own work from answer booklets (score keys). The process takes five days, and then… Read more

I have decided to review Donald R. Howard’s 1979 classic Rebirth of Our Nation. You have almost certainly never heard of this book, but if you’re interested in this blog, you’ll want to know about it. Donald Howard was the founder of Accelerated Christian Education, and Rebirth of Our Nation is his manifesto, not just for education (although there’s a lot about that), but also for the way the world should be. It’s actually his second book, after the earlier To Save a… Read more

Presumably the alternatives “When God Sends You a Racist Mother-in-Law” and “Help! My Mom Sounds Like a White Supremacist” were rejected in the editing room. The article begins: For years I prayed for a young man I had yet to meet: my daughter’s husband. I asked the Lord to make him godly, kind, a great dad, and a good provider. I was proud of a wish list void of unrealistic expectations. After all, I knew not to ask for a college… Read more

“It was God’s will” is not a useful way to explain historical events. Read more

These Christian ‘science’ lessons don’t just teach Genesis literally, they do it badly. Read more

Religion is not worth opposing if it’s going to be replaced by something equally bad. Read more

Two of Jesus Camp’s most famous alumni share their current views. Read more

A former student of a private Christian school in England shares her memories. Read more

Evangelical prophecies about the End Times tell us the EU is the home of the Antichrist. So… good thing we left! Read more

A short story, written in the wake of the Orlando shootings though not about them, about homophobia and suicide in a conservative church. Read more

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