Chick-fil-A Biblical Familiy 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: Abraham and Keturah. [Read more…]

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The all-or-nothing lie of fundamentalist Christianity (part 1)

Fundamentalist Christianity is a package deal — an inseparable, all-or-nothing bundle of teachings and ideology that says every piece depends on every other piece. If any one piece of it isn’t true, fundamentalism insists, then it all falls apart and none of it is true. [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 look back. [Read more…]

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J. Jonah Jameson, ‘ex-gay’ therapy scams, and biblical illiteracy

Jonah is the Bad Guy. He’s always wrong. He is the butt of every joke because he deserves to be. Jonah is an object of ridicule and withering scorn. His story comes to a miserable end because he did everything he could do to earn such an ending. [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: 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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