L.B.: The hidden display

It’s difficult to be impressed by what was billed as a supernatural display of power when the only actual power on display turns out to be that of Man With Gun in Room Full of Unarmed People. The Antichrist eventually uses his supernatural mojo here, but only to wipe the memory of what just happened from the minds of everyone who just witnessed it. He displays his power by concealing that display. Or something. [Read more...]

Anybody have a secret stash of old Left Behind posts?

There’s a slim chance that somewhere out there, someone may have some kind of copy of one of the five missing posts in our Left Behind series. Maybe an old .pdf or something. So on that chance, this is me begging for any help anyone might be able to provide in tracking down these missing entries. [Read more...]

L.B.: Gross estimate

Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins would not be able to do a better job telling this story even if they were better writers. If they were better writers, they would have to tell a different story. [Read more...]

L.B.: The trepid reporter


Neither Buck nor Steve seems to remember that they’re in the journalism business. Neither of them recalls that the best weapon against shadowy conspiracies is the bright light of public exposure. It never occurs to either of these Woodward and Bernstein wanna-bes that the head of the London Stock Exchange killing a policeman might constitute news. When it comes to actually reporting on what he has learned, our Intrepid Reporter turns out to be extremely, well, trepid. [Read more...]

To boldly go


It seems we’ll be getting a new Star Trek series. Cool. Here’s what I’d like to see from it. [Read more...]

Thank you for voting (If you haven’t yet, go vote.)


Throughout much of the U.S. it’s an election day. It’s not a big sexy presidential election day, more of a nuts-and-bolts, boring-business-of-civilization election day. But those matter, too, a lot. [Read more...]

Smart people saying smart things (11.3)


Digby on David Barton’s growing influence in the Republican Party. Rick Pearlstein and Brad DeLong have more to say about the current state of the GOP. The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry states it plain. And Samantha Field on turning away from lies she’d been taught. [Read more...]

T.F.: Chairface Carpathia


In other words, what other Christians regard as a once-and-for-all showdown between love and power at Calvary, premillennial dispensationalists view as a Round 1 loss to be made up for in Round 2, when power gets defeated not by love, but by an even greater power. That suggests a moral universe in which the most important difference between good and evil is simply that good is stronger. [Read more...]