August 10, 2020

In modern America, wives are expected to be managers. Unpaid managers. Wives are expected to keep track of their family’s social schedule, to keep track of what errands need to be done to keep the household running, to keep track of their children’s social schedules and extracurricular activity schedules, and on and on. Wives are typically the ones that schedule the family’s dentist appointments, doctor appointments, family photos, and so much more.  Read more

August 9, 2020

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every week, I put up a fresh post. Read more

August 7, 2020

So! Our brave hero Asher is off to join The Last Publishers and to continue his mentor Dan’s work using glorified Chick tracts to spread fundamentalist Christianity to the dangerous, violent Muslims who are flooding America and taking it over one community at a time. And Yellowstone is threatening to erupt. And there’s a girl at The Last Publishers waiting with bated breath to be Asher’s love interest. What could go wrong? Read more

August 6, 2020

Note that Lori never even tries to address the fact that what Paul says in I Corinthians is completely different from what the author of I Timothy (whoever he may be) says. She doesn’t even seem to realize that that is something that should bear addressing.  Read more

August 5, 2020

I don’t know whether the fact that the van had been stolen earlier in the year actually contributed to what happened—to the police somehow mistaking a van for a motorcycle—but let’s imagine that it did. Imagine that your van is stolen and that you recover it, and that six months later the cops pull their guns on you and make you lay face-down on the ground … because they pulled up an old report that your van was stolen.  Read more

August 5, 2020

Ham’s response makes clear how much he and others at young earth creationist organizations like Answers in Genesis crave certainty. Remember: they insist that they know the age of the earth down to the year. They claim to have absolutely certainty! Certainty they refuse to even consider questioning. What they miss is that science was never about certainty.   Read more

August 3, 2020

Robert P. Jones is the CEO and founder of PRRI (the Public Religion Research Institute). Jones has recently published a book, White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity. Read more

July 31, 2020

Since we’ve been so enjoying the Cooper Kids Adventure Series—with a focus on Door in the Dragons’s Throat and Escape from the Island of Aquarius—I thought I’d take a moment to share the teaser trailers for the remaining books in the series, along with some commentary. (I haven’t decided what I want to review next, including whether it should be another Cooper Kids book or something else—I’m all ears!) The Tombs of Anak An angry terror lurks at the bottom of a dark… Read more

July 30, 2020

I have been flabbergasted at Right-wing claims to be against cancel culture, against censorship, and against boycotts. The Right has done all of these things in spades for decades now.  Read more

July 28, 2020

White privilege cannot—and should not—be understood through a framework of individual sin and individual salvation. I’ll also note again that Jesus was not white—and nor was Paul, or anyone else in the New Testament. Whiteness is a category that was created only in the past several hundred years; it is not an immutable category or one that has always (or even often) existed. Metaxas really should try reading a book.  Read more

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