Will this thing go to the moon?


Women bloggers starting to make the men a little nervous; Texas football reporter quotes Audre Lorde; “epistemological synecdoche;” Darth Vader, Superman look on as man smashes police car; Bank of America gives back $245 it took from a customer; “In intellectual terms, Schaeffer and Lindsey were hacks at best, charlatans at worst.” [Read more...]

Why young-Earth creationism needs to be killed with fire (part 2)


The clobber-text hermeneutic is always and everywhere a barrier to love and to justice. That’s what it’s for. That is it’s design, purpose, intention and primary function. Young-Earth creationism is both a product of the clobber-text hermeneutic and a buttress that reinforces it. [Read more...]

I find it rough going in expressing myself

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Oh good, another huge snowstorm. A historically disreputable abbot. The archbishop takes sides with the drag queen. Credit-rating agencies are very good at being terrible at their jobs. The majestic equality of Florida law. Why Bible-reading doesn’t count as “Bible-minded.” [Read more...]

Erick Erickson says that the Apostle Peter is an idiot who doesn’t understand the vision God gave to the Apostle Peter

This is Francesco Trevisani's 1709 painting of "Peter Baptizing the Centurion Cornelius." Erick Erickson says Trevisani is not "really" a Christian because his painting suggests this story is about people and not shellfish. If it were up to Erickson, this would be a painting of Peter Eating Shrimp and Cheesesteaks.

“God has shown me that I should not call anyone profane or unclean.” If you miss that, you’ve missed the entire book of Acts. If you miss that, you miss the entire gospel. Erick Erickson missed that. [Read more...]

Postcards from the culture wars (2.10)


“Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” [Read more...]

Everyone stop what you’re doing and listen to Panti Bliss


This short speech by Dublin’s pre-eminent drag queen isn’t about America or the church or the church in America. And yet it is. And so I think it’s something that every pastor in every church in America ought to see. I think maybe it’s actually something that every pastor in every church in America needs to see. [Read more...]

People Get Ready: St. Paul at the Grammys


Proven liar Todd Starnes tweeted that “The Grammys mock God, marginalize the Bible” at the very moment that Mary Lambert was belting words written by the Apostle Paul. “Macklemore launches a hate-filled, bigoted, intolerant diatribe against Christians,” Starnes tweeted. “Love is patient, love is kind,” Lambert sang. It doesn’t get much more traditional than having someone read 1 Corinthians 13 at a wedding. [Read more...]

Are Indiana pastors routinely committing assault on Sundays?


Pastors in Indiana are routinely committing “behaviors that are already designated as crimes” — assault, vandalism, terroristic threats and destruction of property — and they are apparently doing so on Sunday mornings during their sermons. I’m not accusing them of this, but anti-gay religious-right group Advance America insists it’s true. [Read more...]