September 21, 2018

Bruce Barnes knows what the future holds. He has read the prophecies, and so he has devised a two-part strategy: 1. Dig a really big hole; 2. Hide in it until Jesus comes back. Read more

September 20, 2018

“Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” Read more

September 19, 2018

The average cost of attending Liberty University, after financial aid, is $24,000 a year. Four years of that will forever link your name with a man who teaches that only Donald Trump can save us from cannibalistic Illuminati. Read more

September 18, 2018

“They will dig up these ruins and make flutes of our bones / and blow a hymn to the memory of the orphans of God.” Read more

September 17, 2018

For all of the creepiness inherent in any ritual loyalty oath, the Pledge of Allegiance does get right something that a great deal of American culture gets very, very wrong in 2018. It specifies what the flag stands for. Read more

September 16, 2018

“Thus I will spend my wrath upon the wall, and upon those who have smeared it with whitewash; and I will say to you, The wall is no more, nor those who smeared it.” Read more

September 14, 2018

By outlining his prediction and prophecy timeline in such detail, LaHaye may have, unwittingly, ensured that it can never come to pass as prophesied, since the prophecy doesn’t include anyone knowing about the prophecy. Read more

September 13, 2018

Smart things from Kristin Du Mez, Jemar Tisby, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Adam Serwer, and Toni Bond Leonard. (That’s TWO Reformed theologians. I’m getting soft.) Read more

September 12, 2018

The trunk of your car is filled with several cases of, like, herbal supplements or essential oils or off-label personal hygiene products. You own this stuff now, until you manage to sell it, and nobody seems to want to buy it. Read more

September 10, 2018

• I didn’t see this Craig Ferguson monologue when it aired way back in 2007, but someone recently linked to it way down in the replies of a Twitter thread. It holds up well and remains a lovely thing. This is an example of what we might call a “personal testimony.” It’s also an example of another thing that my people like to describe as “one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.” That is to say it’s an… Read more

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