Getting Medieval

Pass the Salt Ministries is hosting a series of "Spiritual Boot Camps" intended to help Christian men "retake the moral high ground in our culture and begin the work that Christ calls ALL men to - boldly proclaiming the gospel and influencing the nation for the sake of the Kingdom of Christ!"Yay.As usual, this type of masculine Christianity calls for martial imagery. This time it looks like they drew inspiration from "Game of … [Read more...]

United States of Lyncherdom

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According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Patriot movement and other far-right hate groups have continued to multiply and expand over the past year:The radical right grew explosively in 2011, the third such dramatic expansion in as many years. The growth was fueled by superheated fears generated by economic dislocation, a proliferation of demonizing conspiracy theories, the changing racial makeup of America, and the prospect of four more years under a black president who many on the … [Read more...]

The Unbelievable Tragedy of Religious War

it would be almost unbelievable, if history did not record the tragic fact, that men have gone to war and cut each other's throats because they could not agree as to what was to become of them after their throats were cut. Walter P. Stacy.

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Phineas

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Rachel Held Evans is discussing the way that Christians pick and choose the portions of scripture which they follow. She asks, "What are some other troubling/ strange/forgotten passages of Scripture that rarely make it to our desk calendars or sermon outlines?"There are many troubling portions of the Bible, but the one that occurs to me first is the first story of Phineas (AKA Phinehas and some other variant spellings) found in Numbers 25:1-13. Philip Jenkins uses this as a his prime … [Read more...]

Pope Benedict’s Commandments

your sex life is my business. our sex life is none of your business.

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