A bigger Bonfire: An even bigger list o’ Christian women bloggers

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“Where are all the Christian women bloggers?” ask the men who control who gets a seat at the table, while loudly affirming the importance of tables and seats. But all the Christian women bloggers aren’t really that hard to find. I found a whole bunch of ‘em here. [Read more...]

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: Benjamin and the rape of Shiloh. [Read more...]

Revisionist memory: White evangelicals have always been at war with abortion

Only remember what you're supposed to remember. Or else.

White American evangelicals are “pro-life.” This is the single most important political aspect of American evangelicalism. It is the single most important theological aspect of American evangelicalism. And it is the paramount factor in evangelical identity for evangelicals themselves. Fifty years ago, this would have been unimaginable. [Read more...]

Using the threat of cancer to promote chastity is not ‘pro-life’

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Maybe, just maybe, fear of disease isn’t the optimal core of good character or the optimal basis for good behavior. And maybe, just maybe, preventing cancer might be more “pro-life” than scoring cheap tribal political points by anti-science fear-mongering over anything and everything having to do with ladyparts. [Read more...]

Walls, women and an ongoing argument

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“We are God’s children,” all Christians say. For some, that means we are exceptional and special, elect and uniquely blessed so that we will be given “the remnant of Edom” — the plunder taken from those others who are not God’s children. For some that means we have a calling and a commission — an exceptional obligation to invite and include “all other peoples.” [Read more...]

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: Benjamin & Jabesh-gilead. [Read more...]

The predatory providence of ‘pro-life’ Richard Mourdock (part 2)

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Is Richard Mourdock’s extreme politics the consequence of his odious theology? Or is his odious theology a consequence of his extreme politics? It doesn’t matter. Whichever one he latched onto first was bound to introduce the other. The two things require one another and cannot be separated. Politics twists theology which deforms politics which warps theology which … [Read more...]

Fighting for a system built to fail

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Anti-science Republican Rep. Paul Broun is unopposed on the ballot for re-election to his U.S. Congress seat from Georgia. But Broun — the “lies from the pit of Hell” guy — is now facing a bipartisan challenge. Georgians who care about reality are waging a write-in campaign for Charles Darwin. [Read more...]


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