Like Mets pitcher Seth Lugo, my wife managed to avoid surgery for tendinitis last year by taking a month off in a cast. Unlike Lugo, she’s back on the Disabled List. Read more

Steve West is an anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist who thinks “Jewish cabals” are “harvesting baby parts” via Planned Parenthood. So, naturally, he won his Republican primary by 25 points and has been endorsed by the Missouri Right to Life PAC. Read more

Teenage hackers make election result sites their plaything, plus: Stephen Miller’s uncle shames his nephew; the theological significance of Betsy DeVos’s tax avoidance; August Blues; and the glories of Plainfield. Read more

“You shall not pervert the justice due to your poor. You shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the officials, and subverts the cause of those who are in the right. You shall not oppress a resident alien.” Read more

This is four vile pages packed with undiluted, jubilant misogyny. This is Part 2 of LaHaye and Jenkins’ gleeful three-part recounting of their ultimate sexual fantasy, and it’s every bit as stomach-churning as you might imagine that would be. Read more

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.” Read more

I appreciate the point John Fea is making in this post on “The Willow Creek Mess.” It’s well-observed and well-taken. In short, he was discussing a prominent figure from American history in a recent summer seminar for a group of grade-school history teachers. Because that prominent figure was a famous preacher and evangelist, the audience had a dismal expectation for how the man’s story would end, prompting one of the teachers to raise her hand with a question: “So what… Read more

There are no heroes working for CoreCivic, the incarceration-for-profit company that trades in human misery and sends taxpayers the bill. But there were heroes out there today throwing sand in the gears of its ugly machine. Read more

Anti-refugee attitudes are not due to a gap in American Christians’ “education” or to some bit of information they’ve unwittingly overlooked. They’re due to a fundamental failure of spiritual formation. Read more

White evangelicals usually think of themselves as Great Commission Christians, or at least they used to do so. But in 2018, it seems, a defining characteristic of white evangelicalism is fearful contempt toward people in or from “Samaria and the uttermost parts of the earth.” Read more

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