I try to describe it, can never succeed

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Some Friday night links, including: chemtrails over Arizona, a political candidate’s joyriding, the Nicholas brothers, hide and seek, the anti-homosexual lifestyle, and more on why N.T. Wright is wrong about marriage equality. [Read more...]

I am always praying through my vanities

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A few things, including: Commencement commences; Molly Worthen on the incredible shrinking Southern Baptist Convention; Christianity Today and gender disparity; everybody’s got a black cousin; Limax maximus porn; new study confirms an old trick; an atheist Advent hymn. [Read more...]

You want much more than I’m giving

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Superlatives are the worst. Mike Warnke is making a comeback. It’s cruel to take teenagers to D.C. to make them lobby on behalf of “abstinence only” sex education. Bryan Fischer’s delusional persecution fantasy is kind of true in Daytona Beach, but those Christians were fined for helping poor people, so Fischer & Co. don’t care. [Read more...]

Pensacola Christian College responds with a non-response

Pensacola doesn't just run a college. It's also a textbook publisher.

Pensacola’s response is not unusual. We’ve seen many other institutions bare their fangs in that very same defensive crouch. We’ve seen it from dioceses and politicians and football programs. And in almost every case where we’ve seen this kind of response we’ve later learned that not only were all the allegations being denied true, but they were only the tip of the iceberg. [Read more...]

Guest post: ‘God is Done with You’: Pensacola Christian College and Sexual Violence

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Samantha Field: The problem isn’t just that universities like Pensacola Christian College, Bob Jones University, and Patrick Henry College are steeped in “purity culture” — a culture that teaches women who have sex are like used toothbrushes and half-eaten candybars: in a word, women are disposable. Purity culture is worth examining, but the heart of the problem at PCC is that purity culture is enshrined in the Pathway – and the Pathway makes it virtually impossible for victims to come forward, even more so than the roadblocks facing victims at secular colleges. [Read more...]

Christians and sex

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Hannah has wise words for good Christian young people governed by “the worst possible state of mind: horny celibacy.” Religion not a significant variable when it comes to viewing porn. Please let’s not use the term “pre-married.” Horrible news from JPUSA. Boz Tchividjian on how concern for a “good reputation” is making the church disreputable. [Read more...]

Josh McDowell jumps the shark

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No actual human being, anywhere, in any time, has ever experienced what Josh McDowell there asserts is the average experience of the average person. Caligula would look at McDowell’s statement and shake his head in perplexed horror. [Read more...]

Postcards from the culture wars (10.7)

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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...]


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