Evangelicals have an odd relationship with science. For example, they insist that the world was created 6000 years ago and then destroyed by a global flood regardless of what scientists say, because the Bible says so and the Bible is infallible. At the same time, however, they insist that science in fact proves that the world was created 6000 years ago and then destroyed by a global flood. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen this theoretical love affair with science result in such odd theology as I did last month. Click through to read more! Read more

Make no mistake—parenting in this minefield is hard. When I had my children, I purposed to not tie my value and sense of meaning to my children. I have a career. I have hobbies. I read, and have interests outside of my children. That doesn’t mean it’s easy. I still have to purpose not to over-invest in specific attributes or outcomes—to let my children be children, and to make sure they know that my sense of value does not stem from them conforming to some specific pre-set expectation. Click through to read more! Read more

It’s that time of year again! On January 1st each year, I like to post a list of my top viewed posts of the previous year. The first list includes only posts published during 2017. Additional lists include the top viewed past post for each year, and my top five posts of all time. Click through to read more! Read more

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. Click through to read more! Read more

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier. Click through to read more! Read more

You know what? I’d be more concerned about Julia’s imperfections if she hadn’t been dealt such a shit hand. If Rivers would stop torturing her for once, I might agree that yes, Julia is selfish, and yes, Julia is vain, and whatever else Rivers wants us to think. But instead, I can’t get past the shit Rivers has put through to get to a point where I can even be critical. Click through to read more! Read more

When evangelicals talk about the importance of men protecting women, they tend to mean protecting women from peril or eminent danger. This is why Vision Forum, a now disgraced organization that sold product and ideas to conservative homeschoolers, had a love affair with the Titanic disaster. Click through to read more! Read more

Michael’s statement is deceptive for at least two reasons. First, Michael does not let his readers know that his daughter is at a Bible college. This is important because Bible colleges (even today, but more so still in the 1990s) often have different admissions standards than state colleges and private universities. Second, Michael does not say what level of education they actually provided Rebecca. If she attended a college with standards, she didn’t get in because they threw up their hands and said academics didn’t matter. Click through to read more! Read more

When a Christian states that the calendar begins at the birth of Jesus, as though they are making a point, what they are really saying is that Christianity was the state religion of some of the most successful nations at military conquest of the past few centuries. For a religion that is ostensibly supposed to spread by voluntary conversion—a religion based on belief and not outward practice—that seems a very a odd thing to boast about. Click through to read more! Read more

In the past few years, I have purposed to read more books by female authors. I have thoroughly enjoyed the books I have found and devoured, and today I’d like to share a few of them with you—and ask the rest of you to share recommendations in turn! Click through to read more! Read more

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