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: Zimri and Cozbi. [Read more…]

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Hobby Lobby takes human biology to court, loses

It doesn’t matter if the evangelical gazillionaire owners of Hobby Lobby believe that emergency contraception causes abortions. It does not do that. Nor does it matter if this belief is passionately sincere and sincerely passionate. Sincerity and passion won’t make it any less incorrect. [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: Pastor’s kids. [Read more…]

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Regarding Jephthah’s daughter

In Sunday school and Bible class, I never heard the story of Jephthah’s daughter. I was taught, instead, the story of “Jephthah’s Rash Vow” — a monstrous little fable that turns the story in the Bible upside-down, teaching us to side with the villain against his victim. [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: Achan’s sons and daughters. [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: When to kill your family. [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: Joseph and Mary. [Read more…]

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Dobson, Huckabee get a bit of push-back from mainstream evangelicals

Following some particularly egregious comments on the Sandy Hook massacre by prominent religious-right evangelicals like Mike Huckabee and James Dobson, there’s been a bit of push-back. A few folks from the evangelical mainstream establishment are speaking out and condemning those comments. [Read more…]

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