Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Vows made by women. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Call no one father. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Esau, Adah, Oholibamah & Basemath. [Read more…]

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‘Mainstream’ evangelicals criticize critics of the religious right (part 3)

Dealing with church members perpetually enraged due to Fox Geezer Syndrome is a pastoral challenge. Pastors are looking for some way of reaching these folks. They are suffering from a spiritual sickness, and pastors want to bring them some relief. Dismissing such concerns as nothing more than an imaginary “media narrative” doesn’t help real pastors dealing with such real problems. [Read more…]

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‘Mainstream’ evangelicals criticize critics of the religious right (part 2)

“Pastor Provides Pastoral Care” is not news. Nor is “Shock-jock Says Something Shocking” newsworthy. But if the “Morning Zoo Crew” dispenses with its usual crude antics in the wake of a tragedy, rallying community support for the victims, that would be news — a reversal of the usual roles, something surprising and unexpected. By the same token, when religious leaders respond to tragedy by making the sort of shocking statements one usually expects to hear from Zoo-Crew shock-jocks, that’s news too. [Read more…]

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The push-back against the push-back begins: ‘Mainstream’ evangelicals criticize critics of the religious right

Mainstream evangelical leaders, magazines, bloggers and spokespeople were mostly reluctant to criticize the appalling post-Newtown statements by their social conservative peers Mike Huckabee, James Dobson, Bryan Fischer and Frankling Graham, That’s understandable. Their constituency, after all, is the same white evangelical populace that watches Huckabee on Fox News, listens to Dobson and Fischer on the radio, and that inexplicably regards Franklin Graham as the legitimate heir to his father’s legacy. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Athaliah. [Read more…]

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Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

“We support biblical families,” Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy says of his fast-food corporation. So let’s take a look at some of those biblical families. Today’s entry: Job and his first set of kids.
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