Diagnosing Christian Right Derangement Syndrome

My recent posts challenging the standard “culture war” narrative (here) and addressing the caricaturing of conservative evangelicals (here and here) stirred up some conversation — a conversation that’s been illuminating for me. Some of my progressive Christian friends (most of whom responded very appreciatively to these posts) seem to have been laboring under the very [Read More...]

Scorn Profits the Blogger, but Costs the Kingdom

I recently posted a piece entitled, “If You’re Selling Scorn for Conservative Christians, the Market is Hot.”  The essential thesis was that some progressive Christians are so angry with conservative Christians (especially the “culture warriors”) that they are accepting uncritically, legitimating, and perpetuating caricatures about their fellow believers.  Genuinely concerned that the Religious Right is [Read More...]

If You’re Selling Scorn for Conservative Christians, the Market is Hot

I recently wrote a piece entitled “What if the Culture War Never Happened,” where I encouraged progressive evangelicals — who publicly blame the conservative Christians (largely of the prior generation) of the “culture wars” for giving Christianity a bad name and driving people away from the church — not to accept uncritically what their liberal confreres [Read More...]


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