November 14, 2019

Big David was larger than life. He had beautiful crystal-blue aquamarine eyes that seemed to look into forever and a strong voice made for public speaking. Tall and lanky, with black hair and pale skin liberally dotted with freckles, he looked like a country boy. He needed to be wearing denim overalls and a well-loved straw hat and carrying a homemade wooden fishin’ pole. Read more

November 12, 2019

Over the past week, I’ve noticed a lot of discussion regarding church volunteer work. Not much of it sounds positive, either. In fact, it reminded me intensely–and most unpleasantly–of group work from my school days. Here’s why church volunteering reminds me of those old hurts. (In this post, I discuss a bad bunch of experiences I had as a grade-school student in many different school systems across the United States. However, it is not an indictment of today’s teachers or… Read more

November 11, 2019

In today’s installment, we see how demons take defeat–and how poorly they treat their human assistants when they get frustrated. So yes: today, Lord Snow Presides over yet another example of Christian projection: mistreating the help. Read more

November 9, 2019

Last time we met up, I showed you yet more bad news for Christian leaders: their troops seem singularly unwilling to obey their demands. Today, I’ll show you why they balk so much, and how this scandalous state of affairs affects their religion’s chances of regaining dominance. Read more

November 7, 2019

I’ve touched on today’s topic more than a few times over recent months–and it comes up regularly in comments. It’s nothing less than one of the creepiest elements in the Christian world. And it’s got a lot of competition for that title! Yes, today we dive into the notion of planting seeds. I’ll show you where the idea comes from, a bit about its history as a Christianese idea, how Christians use it (and why they use it), and what it shows us about their future. Read more

November 6, 2019

Somehow, some Christians stick out their widdle lower lips and screech that NO, they can’t be in decline! Today, let’s meet some of them–and maybe look at why they seem so dead-set against reality. Read more

November 4, 2019

Finally, we enter the big scene Peretti set up as the big conflict from the start of the novel: a church voting scene. We’ll look at how this scene might have resonated with Peretti as an author, and what it actually accomplishes in the novel’s setting. Today, Lord Snow Presides over a scene that demonstrates just how far from reality evangelical pastors’ lives truly are. Read more

November 2, 2019

As if one huge, long-running, top-level scandal wasn’t enough for Catholics, they’ve now got a new one to contend with. And it’s exposed at the worst time possible for their leaders. Join me today for a look at Catholicism’s newer scandal, and how hardline Catholics are reacting to the news. Read more

October 31, 2019

Today, we travel the horrifying route between what evangelical leaders teach about marriage, and what women discover about it once they’ve legally entangled themselves with an evangelical man. Read more

October 28, 2019

Yesterday, you might have noticed that for the first time in six years, I missed a scheduled post. The reason relates to a weird part of the body, the gallbladder, that illustrates just how untrue evangelicals’ Creationism claims truly are. Today, Lord Snow Presides over yet another uncomfortable reminder that evolution is a real thing that happens–even to humans. Read more

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