There’s a kingdom of love waiting to be reclaimed


Springsteen on The Road, plus a bunch of strange and wonderful things for a Friday morning. [Read more...]

Scenes from the Class War


“Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.” [Read more...]

The Hole in Noll: The whiteness of ‘[White] America’s God’


The “theological crisis” of slavery was a test. White Christianity failed that test. White theology failed that test. White hermeneutics failed that test. White biblical interpretation failed that test. White piety failed that test. White devotion, white discipleship, white ecclesiology, white soteriology, white eschatology all failed that test. And yet we haven’t changed any of those things accordingly. We’re sticking with those same failing answers and calling it “faithfulness.” [Read more...]

God disguised as men in dark shirts and masks


The Irish Armagayddon. Arizona superintendent goes full Driscoll. John Piper goes gangsta. No longer name-checking Satan. EEOC defends pregnant workers. And Dave Grohl wins the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. [Read more...]

In the world that’s ours for naming


Some mid-week linkery, including: The “Louisville Purge” isn’t what I thought it was; a pro-life ban on breastfeeding in public; how to commend “kinda weaksauce support;” and what if we treated what the Bible has to say about sex the way we treat what it has to say about money? [Read more...]

August fundraiser (Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)


I try to avoid calling attention to the Tip Jar “donate” button on this site unless I need to. I need to. So I’m having a bit of an August fundraiser. If you have the inclination and the ability to click that button, I thank you in advance. [Read more...]

The table is set and the door is open


Some Tuesday morning links, including: Two Christian schools in California take two very different approaches to transgender students; spending a summer in the archives; a New Age guru’s racist rant; if you can’t bribe members of Congress, threaten to shoot them; “extraordinary engineering measures” uninterrupted by war. [Read more...]

Police again foiled in their quest for a bloodbath, will try again tonight


Perhaps there’s some other explanation for the tactics and strategy employed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, but I can’t imagine what it is. The simplest explanation would seem to be that they are trying to do exactly what it appears they are trying to do: Incite a riot that would provide a pretext for a more violent response. [Read more...]