February 17, 2020

In Frank Peretti’s motherlode of bad writing, This Present Darkness, the author frequently reveals his lack of familiarity with his own tribal enemies. This time, that unfamiliarity hits its peak as he fumbles his way through a cringeworthy scene with one of the novel’s villains. It turns out that the Boss from Hell is a grade-A scenery-chewer! So today, Lord Snow Presides over the Boss from Hell in This Present Darkness. Read more

February 15, 2020

Authoritarian leaders create these instructional roadmaps that simply don’t get followers to their promised destinations. Followers try their best to follow these roadmaps, but they will never reach their Promised Land that way. Today, I’ll show you why that is, and why their leaders offer those roadmaps anyway. Read more

February 13, 2020

Authoritarianism leads to scandals. That’s just the way it is. Authoritarian Christianity, in particular, leads to scandals. And today, I’ll show you why. Read more

February 11, 2020

The more seriously Christians take their ideology, the more dangerous a malignant leader becomes to them. One prime example of these rules could well be what just happened in Acts 29, a huge Christian church-planting business. Their leader, Steve Timmis, just lost his job there. And he lost it by being, apparently, a grade-A jerkweed. Today, let’s check out Acts 29 and see what red flags Steve Timmis might have been waving there long before his situation came to a crisis point.  Read more

February 10, 2020

In this installment, we get to the heart of the earthly plot to take over Ashton–and we break our WTF-meters with Christian projection. Today, Lord Snow Presides over a dark conspiracy that is way more likely to happen in Christian circles than secular ones. Read more

February 8, 2020

As Christianity’s numbers continue to decline, Christians themselves work feverishly to drum up interest in their churches. Today, let me show you an example of a church with a very old and unwanted product that has rebranded itself in a way that’s very standard these days. Along the way, we’ll examine its numerous red flags and warning signs–and ask whether its product is actually new or different at all. (Spoiler: It isn’t. Also, I don’t know this church’s leaders from Adam’s… Read more

February 6, 2020

Hi and welcome back! A while ago, we looked at fundagelical mommy blogger Natasha Crain. She parlayed sudden popularity with her blog into an apologetics career. And she seems to have acquired some credentials with the help of an online course from Biola University. Back then, I noticed that this course features a demonstration module for prospective students. I’m nowhere near a prospective student, but I was very curious about what Biola’s leaders put into that module. So today, let’s… Read more

February 5, 2020

Last week, yet another sex scandal broke out in right-wing Christianity. But this one erupted from a megachurch famous for a slightly-less-sexist approach to women in leadership. So today, we’ll see how everyone in power at Willow Creek Community Church ignored a whole bunch of red flags that could have alerted them to an alleged predator operating in their midst–but didn’t, because of their utterly dysfunctional culture. Read more

February 3, 2020

In this installment, a TRUE CHRISTIAN™ wages honest-to-goodness spiritual warfare–and he wins, because of course he does, because this is a cringe-inducing Christian fantasy based around the idea of Jesus Power being a real thing that actually really exists and actually really does stuff in the real world. Today, Lord Snow Presides over an imaginary battle for imaginary stakes that today’s fundagelicals still think is all in deadly earnest. Read more

February 1, 2020

A while ago, we looked at Paige Patterson, a Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) leader who landed in very hot water thanks to his intense misogyny. Lately, he’s been trying to snake his way back into hucksterism–only to discover that SBC flocks are way less receptive to such comebacks than they used to be. Today, let’s cry tears of peanut butter for this reprobate and his difficulties–and then let’s see how his return to ministry’s progressing. Read more

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