Sunshine don’t hold up to dark


“After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages … eating delicious pancakes.” Remembering the I in IHOP. Plus: The Stone Age lasted longer than a few generations; Alabama police should choose a more honest Beatitude; and say hello to the Gerry Adams of Operation Rescue. [Read more...]

‘The Day the Sun Stood Still’


A better presumption, I think, is to assume these storytellers recognized what they were doing and did it deliberately and that something else is going on other than an attempt to provide harmonious, wholly consistent stories that would satisfy the modern sensibilities of readers 2,500 years later. To understand the stories they told, we need to understand the choices they made in telling those stories. We can’t do that if we presume that they never made choices, only mistakes. [Read more...]

It breaks my heart to hear you talkin’ this way


Why studying biology with the anti-science cynics of Wheaton College makes as much sense as studying medicine with the anti-vaxxer Catholic bishops of Kenya. Plus: Devils and aliens in Roswell and in print; what it looks like when you sell your soul; and a wrestling legend runs out of chewing gum for the last time. [Read more...]

Sunday WTF?

“The woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing.” [Read more...]

Left Behind Classic Fridays, No. 44: ‘Reciprocity’


LaHaye and Jenkins paint a disturbingly accurate portrait of a the kind of predatory, exploitative married man that young women would be wise to stay away from, yet they seem to think they’re describing the kind of homewrecking young woman that married men ought to stay away from. [Read more...]

The gospel according to 1 Corinthians 13 (part 2)

"Then your light shall break forth like the dawn ..."

The main problem with “sharing our faith” is that faith is not the main thing we should be sharing. It’s not the main thing at all. It’s not the point, not the focus, and making it our point and our focus in evangelism sends us way off track. Evangelism should be about sharing the greatest of these, the more excellent way. [Read more...]

Open your eyes, boy, we made it through the night


Two more pieces of evidence in support of our hypothesis; why “Angel” was a thematically necessary spin-off; keeping up with attempts to keep up with the Kardashians; and a call for a panel of New Testament scholars to review the banners at Texas high school football games. [Read more...]

The gospel according to 1 Corinthians 13 (part 1)


We all know love when we see it. And when we see the genuine article, we’re awed by it, regardless of the “theological system” (or absence of any such system) of those who show such genuine love. [Read more...]