A groovy relic of the forbidden evangelical past

For my birthday I bought myself a book that’s almost as old as I am. It’s from 1975, as you may be able to tell from the groovy cover design. Even Zondervan Press covers were groovy in the ’70s. [Read more…]

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Soap, soup, and support for Supreme Court nominees who will overturn Roe v. Wade

It seems to me that this Great Commission objection has waned in the 21st century. I would count that as a positive development, except that I fear it has simply been replaced by something else that’s even worse. Sixty years ago and 30 years ago, white evangelicals instinctively evaluated every cause or “issue” by weighing it against the paramount concern of proclamation evangelism. Today, instead, everything is weighed against the paramount concern of abortion politics. [Read more…]

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The not-so-secret secret of evangelicals and Planned Parenthood

“There are many more women like her, all around the country. Women who grew up in conservative Christian environments that push abstinence-only education, unwavering anti-abortion attitudes, and adherence to the Republican party line — and who, out of necessity, are secretly visiting Planned Parenthood clinics for pap smears, birth control, STD tests, and other reproductive health services, including abortions.” [Read more…]

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‘The WHY of this turn to the body’

This is key: “The why of this turn toward the body … remains an important question in evangelical history.” And thus it is an important question regarding the white evangelical present, and any white evangelical future. And, because of the vital role that politicized white evangelicalism has come to play in American politics, it remains an important question for the entire nation. [Read more…]

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Postcards from the class & culture wars (4.13.17)

“Yes, the strong gets more while the weak ones fade. Empty pockets don’t ever make the grade. Mama may have, Papa may have, But God bless the child that’s got his own.” [Read more…]

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So far away from home, so far away from home

Some Friday-night gleanings from the week’s news, including: The ‘queen hunter’ chasing down terrorists; Alabama Republican corruption manages to get even worse; Michael Flynn is a liar and/or a mole; FBI priorities; and a simple if … then test for champions of “the unborn.” [Read more…]

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The culture wars and the class war have merged

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” [Read more…]

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Postcards from the culture war (12.1.16)

“The commandments are summed up in this word, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.” [Read more…]

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