I didn’t have time to bake a pie

I’m a big fan of Marie Callender’s frozen dutch apple pies. Please consider this an open thread to recommend any other variety of prepared pies and/or simply to escape the heated arguments and hordes of trolls likely to surface in comments to the previous thread about you-know-what. [Read more…]

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Makin’ sure your soul’s all right

Christianity Today interviews Nate Parker about his film “The Birth of a Nation,” which is, among other things, one of the most Bible-saturated movies of all time. Plus: Donald Trump’s ever-shifting history on Iraq; 23 years of tax returns; and the Train Job in India. [Read more…]

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Left Behind Classic Fridays, No. 94: ‘Lunch with Dad’

This is a world in which mothers don’t just urge their college-bound children to eat right, get enough sleep, keep up with their studies and avoid the party crowd. They also warn their children against the imminent One World Government, quiz them on the seven bowls and the seven seals, and offer words of encouragement about the birth of a red heifer. They do this “All the time.” [Read more…]

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Looking forward to happier times

The popular right-Reformed, anti-feminist Christian-gatekeeping website The Gospel Coalition ran a painfully earnest piece by a Very Nice White Lady struggling to come to grips with the spiritual challenge of “When God Sends Your White Daughter a Black Husband.” It did not go well. Also: Donald Trump under oath; the Clinton Rules; a Texas execution; and the Storehouse Theory of weather. [Read more…]

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I don’t think bombing is the answer. I don’t know what the answer is.

After the death of Elie Wiesel, thousands of people shared an inspiring quote from him on social media. But I do not know quite how to be inspired by it — I do not know what it is that it should inspire me to do or to advocate that others do on my behalf. [Read more…]

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Been 40 days since I don’t know when

A Virginia Grand Wizard is speaking out in favor of Wayne Grudem’s moral imperative: “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes in, we believe in.” Plus: The Birchers are making a comeback, my “Stranger” theory, and Facebook says it hates clickbait almost as much as it hates blogs. [Read more…]

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Tales from the Dark Side

The same challenge Jenkins is tackling here faces any Christian who attempts to consider what is widely and popularly believed to be the Christian doctrine of Hell. It’s almost impossible for us today to talk about — or even to think about — any idea of Hell that isn’t thoroughly intertwined with and shaped by a host of folklore, legends, pop-culture storytelling, tabloid sensationalism, and pseudo-academic malarkey that’s every bit as weird and bogus as the belief that poor Charles Walton was ritually sacrificed in 1945 in a “witch killing” intent on ensuring a bountiful harvest. [Read more…]

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Left Behind Classic Fridays, No. 93: ‘A routine flight’

“The flight to Atlanta was full and busy …” It’s the first Monday after the Rapture and everyone and everything is back to normal. Everyone is going about their business like nothing ever happened and like all of the world’s children hadn’t gone missing. This is Very Bad Writing, but it’s also worse than that. [Read more…]

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