“Some of them, accordingly, have come to believe that the world encounter has reached a point where there is no other solution but war, even when they sense that war can be a solution to nothing.” Read more

My guess is that we’ll see at least one more Trump-complicit member of Congress announce their impending retirement soon, because tomorrow morning, Saturday the 14th, is going to be a rough one for someone, somewhere in America. Read more

I can’t help but see a parallel here between the kind of journalism we’re seeing Buck practice here and the kind of evangelism that we see practiced by Kirk Cameron, Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins in real life. Read more

The difference between social media laughingstock Liz Crokin and Charisma Media’s Steve Strang is that Strang is slicker, more successful, and more contemptuous of his audience. Read more

“But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you?” Read more

At bottom, such conspiracy theories cannot be believed due to bad information. They can only be believed due to bad choices. And thus to bad faith. Read more

A televangelist was once paid by the FBI to run a smear campaign against Martin Luther King Jr. Today, a Trump-supporting televangelist brags about resurrecting three people — and an ant — from the dead. Televangelists, man. Seriously. Read more

“It’s not a gun problem, it’s a sin problem,” is a popular slogan among gun-loving white evangelicals. It’s bad policy and even worse theology. Read more

How can evangelists work in the burned-over districts where everyone has already converted? By changing their focus from conversion to re-re-re-re-re-dedicating your life to Christ. Read more

The family of groundhogs that have lived under our backyard shed have been replaced by a new family — of foxes. This is bad news for our resident chipmunks, but good news for our tomato garden. Read more

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