On ‘leadership’ and men, men, men, men, manly men, men, men …

Leaders

If you’re looking for leadership in how to organize a meaningful conference, or how to respect others, or how to respond to criticism, you won’t find any such leadership from the Leadership Network. What you’ll find instead is a clown show that looks like an HR training video on what not to do if you want to avoid getting sued for creating a hostile workplace environment. [Read more...]

Postcards from the culture wars

UNWomen

A barbershop sermon for the ages; the religious right is not in retreat; a Dozen Moms vs. Dracula; “the world is leaving them behind” and they’re scared; pious parents serve their piety by lying about vulnerable children; right-wing lawyer finally suspended; why God is not “the exclusive possession of the victors and owners of the world.” [Read more...]

Dragonslayer (cont’d.)

“For me, it almost entirely boils down to the simple fact that I believe in women. I believe that we are intelligent and capable.” [Read more...]

The ugly little game of white evangelical divorce

IVCF

Sarah Pulliam Bailey does a good job reporting the facts for Religion News Service: “Woman sues InterVarsity after firing over her divorce.” Let me chip in by reading between the lines a bit, because I’m familiar with this ugly little game, having experienced it firsthand. [Read more...]

If you believe in ‘inerrancy’ you have to pretend that all the other people who believe in ‘inerrancy’ do not exist

"That other guy is lying. I alone have the one, true, inerrant Word of God."

Inerrancy, in other words, is said to be the only way to avoid a bewildering diversity of opinions and interpretations and the only way of adjudicating decisively between competing views. That’s an excellent argument and it makes biblical inerrancy seem very appealing. The problem is that, in practice, biblical inerrancy itself produces a bewildering diversity of opinions and interpretations while offering now way of adjudicating decisively between competing views. [Read more...]

Dragonslayer

If you’re not from that world — from the American evangelical world of Independent Baptists and Liberty University — then I’m not sure I can communicate to you how courageous this is. [Read more...]

Postcards from the culture wars (10.7)

Pasta

Pope Francis, Saudi morality police, Lysol, Mary Magdalene, Chvrches, white male theology, improperly directed hate crimes, the terrorist Robert E. Lee, reparative therapy and climate change, sexual predators on the mission field, and yet another lesson for Rick Warren. [Read more...]

Who said this?

“I would rather die in the battle for truth than continue living under the chaos and tyranny that is coming upon us. And so some things are worth dying for, whether it’s in our own emotions or in our own ambitions or whether it’s actual, physical death. Some things are worth standing for and it’s time for us to stand up.” [Read more...]


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