With all that Buck has just seen and heard, it would seem reasonable for him to question whether or not he was still reasonable. He ought to at least consider the possibility that he’s losing his mind. Read more

This might all seem like old news — a bit of pop culture legend involving “colorful” characters from some bygone underworld. But it’s not that. This is today’s news. Read more

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

National Catholic Reporter disgraces itself by credulously promoting three con-artists running the old “ex-Satanist” racket. None of them is very good at it. Plus: White flight, Moody history, Zeno’s paradox, and Nada Surf. Read more

You may have been taught that the sheer numbers involved here should make you 10 or 20 times more heartbroken over this freezer malfunction than you were over the shocking deaths of all those children in Sandy Hook. But you do not feel that. Read more

This inspirational, aspirational use of history can be a Good Thing. It is good to recognize and try to learn from the exceptional heroes of the story. But it’s also dangerous. Read more

Michael Gerson has written a long, impressive, widely discussed cover story for the Atlantic. It was the second-best history of white evangelicalism published yesterday. Read more

“Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land …” Read more

The authors have accomplished something truly remarkable here. By adding the Antichrist and the End of the World into the mix, they’ve made their story less interesting than it otherwise might have been. Read more

The National Council of Churches has long been the focus of dark murmurings and conspiracy theories circulating among politically conservative white evangelicals and fundamentalists. And there has never been a shortage of funding for any hack willing to promote those conspiracy theories. Read more

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