The gospel of misogyny

Mark Driscoll’s so-called “apology” only reinforces and restates his gospel of misogyny. He apologizes for his tone and his language because, in his eyes, repeatedly comparing his targets to women is the worst possible thing anyone could say. Everything Driscoll identifies as bad, weak, dirty or evil he characterizes as feminine. Everything Driscoll identifies as feminine he characterizes as bad, weak, dirty or evil. He hasn’t apologized for that. He still doesn’t realize that is wrong. [Read more…]

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Smart people saying smart things (7.29)

David Simon on theodicy and the Yankees; Dahlia Lithwick on execution by torture; Nick Hanauer on why plutocrats should support a new New Deal; Bethany Stolle on being marked in ministry; and “The Seven Types of Modern American Bigots.” [Read more…]

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A scientist sets an example for the church

I do not know much of anything about “the evolution and ecology of microbes and genomes,” or much of anything about Dr. Jonathan Eisen, who specializes in that field. But Eisen seems to be a mensch. The UC Davis professor was recently invited to give a prestigious endowed lecture series and, as Upworthy would say, What He Did Next Will Surprise You. … [Read more…]

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Without justice, we’re not reading the same book

We will never produce justice as a result of better biblical understanding unless we also produce better biblical understanding as a result of justice. [Read more…]

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Smart people saying smart things (7.20)

April Bo Wang on why poor communities need fewer heroes; Morgan Guyton on Satan as the original troll; Brian Walsh gives an appropriate answer to the non-question of a junior gatekeeper; Daniel Silliman on a Sunday in Christian America; and a new Tumblr where your big sister has got your back. [Read more…]

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Al Mohler: Standing athwart Pentecost and yelling ‘Stop!’

Al Mohler’s main problem is not that he’s on the wrong side of history. His main problem is that he’s on the wrong side of Pentecost. That is his entire career, his entire agenda and mission statement: Standing athwart Pentecost, yelling Stop. [Read more…]

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Free to good home(s): One ginormous ‘Bonfire’ list of blogs by Christian women

OK, so, what happened was I made a list. And then, as sometimes happens, I got kind of carried away. See, this guy had published his list of The Top 200 Christian Blogs or some such, and it turned out to be, like, almost all men. And then when people asked him why he hadn’t [Read More…]

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I see the skull beneath the skin

Pacifists still have to pay for bullets, but they’re allowed to discriminate against LGBT students. Profiles of two delusional nativists. Why some Christian colleges refuse to be trustworthy. Plus Johnny Cash proclaims woe unto the rich, Junia is a little less alone, dubious decor from Sears, and, oh, also too, the excerpt function on WordPress still isn’t working on my front page. [Read more…]

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