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: Elkanah, Hannah & Peninnah. [Read more…]

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Open the doors and see all the people

Scott Paeth on the Church for Freaks: “What I’m trying to get at is the very old idea that the church is the community of and for the outsiders. If Jesus came to preach to the poor, the homeless, the tax collectors, the prostitutes, the colonized, then he came, most profoundly, to preach the kingdom of God to the outsiders of the world.” [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: Babylonian toddlers. [Read more…]

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White evangelicals and contraception: reversal and revision redux

Just five years ago it would have been unthinkable for American evangelicals to rally against contraception. But that has begun to change. White evangelicals have begun adopting Catholic language and Catholic teaching regarding contraception. This change has not occurred due to any new theological or biblical understanding, but due to a political change — due to white evangelical opposition to President Barack Obama. [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: Female captives. [Read more…]

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‘LOL stands for Lucifer Our Lord’ and other lies told by the deluded self-righteous

It’s exciting to pretend you’re standing up against Satan. It’s pleasant to imagine that you are more righteous than your Facebook friends because you avoid the abbreviation LOL. What a convenient tribal marker to set you apart as a heroic, good and godly person. [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: Abijah & Co. [Read more…]

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American Horror Story: ‘Ex-gay’ evangelical formed murderous cult, police say

The headline in The Kansas City Star seems innocent: “Secrets of Tyler Deaton’s prayer group emerge.” But those “secrets” refer to allegations of prolonged cruelty, manipulation, assault, abuse and murder. The story reads like one of those horrifying texts of terror from Genesis or the book of Judges. And it ends the same way those stories do, with an innocent woman tormented and left for dead. [Read more…]

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