Christian Opportunism in Action.

In comments last time we met up, we learned about yet another set of those guesses, all presented as amazing new ideas that would totally work to convert people without backfiring and making evangelicals look like pickup-artist creeps. [Read more…]


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The Comfort of the Failed Sales Pitch.

There’s always a reason, in religion, for the stuff we see religious people doing. It might not be a great reason, no, but there’s always one there somewhere. Sometimes there are even several. Nowhere is that rule more in evidence than when we consider how terrible Christians are at selling their religion to others. [Read more…]


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How Deconverting Made Thanksgiving Better.

A lot of things have changed over the years for me, but one of the things that hasn’t is my great love of Thanksgiving. There’s something about this holiday that makes me really happy. [Read more…]


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Here’s What Not Giving Up Looks Like.

We are not helpless. Nor are we without resources. [Read more…]


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Ten Questions About Christianity: Answered.

Nobody needs to ask stuff they already know. There’s a certain element of insularity and naivete to these questions that is almost charming. [Read more…]


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Thom Rainer and the Impertence of Communicationizing.

Thom Rainer’s blog post “Seven Areas Where Pastors Have Failed at Reading Minds” is worth the read just to get a feel for how frustrated pastors in fundagelical churches are these days. It’s largely their own fault, sure, but still, that is a lot of frustration to see boiling up from the page. [Read more…]


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Evangelical Churn: The Same Thing Ed Stetzer Does Every Night.

They’re doing everything they know how to do as best they can, and yet they are not being rewarded by Jesus with their free boyfriend or girlfriend. [Read more…]


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Leaving the Ring.

Christian leaders themselves can spin-doctor the latest bad news as much as they like (and oh, they have been!), but reality is unfolding in their ranks whether they like it or not. Their flocks don’t have the luxury of denial. They’ve had to come up with strategies for dealing with the new reality of Christianity’s demographic shift, most of it in direct defiance of their leaders’ demands. [Read more…]


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NOT Looking for Group: Takeaways from the New PRRI Religion Survey.

The Public Religion Research Institute just released a new study they completed about Christianity in America. It is eye-opening and genuinely shocking, and not only for the reasons that Christians are seeing. There are some hidden messages in this study that they’re not seeing, encoded thuds of Moria drums that foretell a catastrophe for the religion that is coming–and quickly. [Read more…]


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Being Wrong, Gloriously.

We might laugh about or mock Christians who have entirely too high an estimation of themselves or too dramatic or fictionalized an interpretation of their experiences, but the problem of inaccurate self-perception is real–and it doesn’t go away upon deconversion from religion. [Read more…]


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