September 15, 2019

(Me and the blog, both.)   Read more

September 6, 2019

Once again, what these books portray as “prophecy come to life” is a mass of implausibilities and impossibilities that require a world filled with humans who behave in ways that no humans ever have or ever would. Read more

September 5, 2019

Looking for America in the Bible isn’t merely a howling anachronism, it’s a narcissism that won’t allow readers to seek or to find anything but their own reflection. Read more

September 4, 2019

“They get mad. They get so mad.” We can’t avoid their defensive anger, so let’s lean into it. Plus: Jerry Jr., the Free Tract Society, and anachronistic Bible-reading. Read more

September 3, 2019

Speaking ill of the dead after a selfish, harmful life, Dickens saw, was essential because it was true and because it demonstrated to those still living such lives the urgency of their need for repentance. Read more

September 2, 2019

C.S. Lewis’ devilish narrator explained why “edgy” and “politically incorrect” comics aren’t actually funny. Read more

August 31, 2019

When the big finale of your romantic comedy interlude ends with the guy chuckling while the girl weeps, humiliated, I think you’re doing it wrong. Read more

August 30, 2019

I’m cleaning water from my basement (again), so here’s a cool picture of a tree-vine-combo-thing along with some half-formed thoughts inspired by it. Talk amongst yourselves. Read more

August 26, 2019

Don’t be an “evangelist” in the workplace. Be a chaplain instead. Read more

August 23, 2019

For LaHaye and Jenkins, a husband is a kind of father to his wife. If that sounds creepily paternalistic, then I’m describing it correctly. Read more

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