Westboro Baptist teaches that Jesus failed

Sin, for the Westboro cult, has not been conquered. Jesus gave it his best shot, apparently, but he failed. So now it’s up to us — we must battle against sin, which still has the upper hand. We must live in fear of sin and in fear of death, and we must warn others to live in fear of sin and death, because Jesus was unable to conquer either of those things. [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: “Stay unmarried.” [Read more…]

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Smart people saying smart things about the Bible

Scot McKnight on “Misreading the Bible because we are Western;” Richard Beck on the pretense of a “view from nowhere;” Peter Enns on the “high-maintenance doctrine” of “inerrancy;” and RJS notes that Job is, explicitly, not “guilty through the sin of Adam.” [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: The sons of Noah. [Read more…]

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If we pretend that progressive evangelicals are not REALLY evangelical, then all evangelicals must be conservatives, and therefore progressive evangelicals cannot really be evangelicals

David French — a proponent of the failing religious right agenda — offers his own creative take on the crushing disappointment he suffered Election Day, when his passionate multi-year devotion to Mitt Romney ended in tears. “It’s hard to overstate the extent of the progressive failure here,” French says of Election Day. [Read more…]

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White evangelicals, Republicans and wanting to ‘take our country back’

White evangelicals are big fans of ethnic diversity — just so long as those diverse folks share all the exact same opinions, perspectives and priorities as those of the white evangelical establishment. White evangelicals love the optics of a diverse-looking crowd all pledging unquestioning allegiance to the pure white evangelical agenda in lockstep conformity. [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: Seducing a virgin. [Read more…]

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White evangelicals: Three critiques and a clueless open letter

Chris Hayes says “the sense of persecution and siege that many white Christians feel down to their toes” is driving conservative policy in America. And Michael L. Brown illustrates what Hayes describes with an “Open Letter to Black Evangelicals” that has to be seen to be believed. [Read more…]

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