Viewers of “Brooklyn 99” don’t care which channel it’s on. They’re just happy the show will keep going and keep doing what it does, free from meddling by network executives. So, about Warren Throckmorton and Patheos … Read more

I wish we had an adjective to describe what Pentecost means for the church and the gospel. Also: “There are no lone wolves;” the end of an Interview; and wtf evangelical channel? Read more

Some criticized Curry’s sermon as “political,” which of course it was. How could it not be? That description of a world transformed by love is going to sound harshly political in any other world. Read more

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.” Read more

We’ve already seen where Jesus is and we watched Rayford drive right past him. You might not have recognized him at first in that goofy hat, but once he got down on the sidewalk with that poor woman he was unmistakable. Just like him, too, to sneak his way into this story uninvited, showing up just exactly where the storytellers insisted he would never be. Read more

If you were hoping for a brand new religious-right direct-mail fundraising racket run by Johnnie Moore and Samuel Rodriguez, then today is your lucky day. Read more

The use becomes the function and the function defines the tool. Treat the Bible as a daily dose of Adderall and that is what it will be. Read more

From Wikipedia: “Jerusalem syndrome is a group of mental phenomena involving the presence of either religiously themed obsessive ideas, delusions or other psychosis-like experiences that are triggered by a visit to the city of Jerusalem. It is not endemic to one single religion or denomination but has affected Jews, Christians, and Muslims of many different backgrounds.” This is a thing that happens when some people encounter the ancient holy city. And not just to individuals. It happens to ideologies and theologies too, even from afar. And one particular ideology and theology… Read more

“The harmfulness of the policy isn’t incidental — it’s the whole point, and it’s par for the course from an administration for whom cruelty is a watchword.” Plus: Scott Pruitt’s birthday; more ostrich blogging; and why Letter From Birmingham Jail is biblical canon. Read more

“Listen! The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.” Read more

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