The Bible Is Not a Rulebook for Other People

Tony Jones recently invited Scot Miller to blog about Robert A.K. Gagnon’s massive, circle-the-wagons text on The Bible and Homosexual Practice. The link above there is to Tony’s wrap-up, which links back to all six parts of Miller’s review, which is thorough and incisive. Miller gets to the heart of his disagreement with Gagnon — [Read More…]

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The imaginary war against imaginary Satanazis has real consequences

The reason I make fun of this stuff is because, as ridiculous as the lies and the posturing of these folks are, their fever-dreams and the false witness they bear have real-world consequences. And I don’t just mean the obvious political consequences — like for example 130,000 low-income women in Texas losing their access to [Read More…]

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Return of the Satanazis!

“Unspeakable horrors from outer space paralyze the living and resurrect the dead!” It’s … We start on the radio, with a Dobson ‘N’ Friends chat on the evils of evil evildoers. Wife-beating apologist James Dobson offers a sweeping, but still fairly generic, condemnation: If you scratch around anywhere near the Planned Parenthood message and the [Read More…]

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It’s a fool who plays it cool

I love Wegman’s. Wegman’s selection and customer service are fantastic. We shop there whenever we can afford it. We hardly ever shop there. Right-wing “artist” Jon McNaughton paints Barack Obama as William Lloyd Garrison. New Hampshire’s House of Representatives is still too big. “Handmaids of the Lord” vs. “Saints of the Roundtable” “People hate those [Read More…]

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Sunday favorites

Luke 24:9-10 And returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. [Read more…]

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And all the pieces matter

“Here’s a seal helping a stranded turtle get in the water.” “This was the course of things, the women knew. They would see it through to the end.” “Were you there when they crucified the poor?” “Sometimes it causes me to tremble tremble tremble.” “What stands out in the Holy Week services is humility in [Read More…]

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Richard Land still represents Southern Baptists on ‘ethics’

Q: Does spouting racist nonsense on your radio show disqualify you to be the chief “ethics” spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention? A: Apparently not. At Nashville Scene, Betsy Phillips asks “Is Richard Land on Some Kind of Mission to Turn People Away From the Baptist Church?“: The only people who use the term “racialist” [Read More…]

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Holy Saturday

(Originally posted in 2010.) Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history;? therefore, we are saved by faith.? Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love. – [Read More…]

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