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 and Judith and Basemath. [Read more…]

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We’ve been good, but we can’t last

Another Christmas music interlude, featuring: An anti-gay TV preacher singing like Kurt from Glee; whether or not Amy Grant’s post-“Baby Baby” Christmas album is acceptable for evangelicals; Twisted Sister; and why the officially confirmed Most Annoying Christmas song of all is actually a pretty good Advent prayer. [Read more…]

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Evangelism is not sales (again)

Sales-based “apologetics” isn’t about the other person. It’s about using another person as a convenient foil in an exercise intended to reinforce for ourselves what we already believe. Evangelism is not sales, it’s hospitality. And that means listening is far more important than arguing. [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: “Send away all these wives and their children.” [Read more…]

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Know your millennialisms (and how to avoid them)

Religion Dispatches is a reliable site for smart commentary, and Jay Michaelson seems like an engaging fellow, but his latest RD article — “Why I’m Grateful for 2012, The Rapture, and Other Millennial Delusions” — is an unholy mess. Michaelson gets his eschatology scrambled, reversing pre- and post-millennialism, and thereby also garbling American history beyond recognition. [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: Divorce. [Read more…]

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Soul freedom, Baptist baptism, and the knowledge of good and evil

James McGrath responds to Jim West’s attempt to play Baptist Enforcer, pointing out that Baptists, by definition, do not and cannot have enforcers. Pretty much the only way to break the rules as a Baptist is to try to enforce them on others. [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: Don’t go with the flow. [Read more…]

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