January 19, 2019

Between Liberty University’s CIO and Harvest Bible Church, this week would seem like a busy time for the religious right’s top “crisis management” PR guy. But it seems the religious right is going to need to find a new fixer: After nearly 30 years, a public relations agency that has acted as a powerful gatekeeper for some of the most prominent Christian faith-based organizations is closing its doors. Mark DeMoss, 56, announced in a letter to friends Tuesday (Jan. 15) he… Read more

January 18, 2019

The telephone thing is too big to ignore, but too strange to make sense of. Why telephones? What does it mean? Read more

January 17, 2019

Today’s weirdest story involves Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, sock-puppets, a poll-rigging scheme, the CIO of Liberty University, and a Walmart bag full of cash. Read more

January 16, 2019

The American Family Association offers a 12-DVD box set that features lots of Top Gun-style military visuals in support of its message, which is that Jesus wants you not to masturbate. Yep, TWELVE DVDs’ worth of “Never Masturbate.” Read more

January 15, 2019

The devil got tricked into helping to build a magnificent cathedral in Germany and a spectacular aqueduct in Spain. All he got in return was an old wine bar and a couple of funny statues. Read more

January 15, 2019

“Woe to you who make iniquitous decrees, who write oppressive statutes, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be your spoil, and that you may make the orphans your prey.” Read more

January 14, 2019

Trump-loving, Holocaust-denying Christian nationalist grifter Kimberly Daniels is up to her eyeballs in ethics charges — which makes her just the kind of author Steve Strang’s Charisma House is looking for. Read more

January 14, 2019

“Watergate does not bother me” is a defiantly deplorable celebration of Nixon’s politics of white resentment. The line that follows that one is even more demented. Read more

January 11, 2019

Paul’s gospel of reconciliation is irreconcilable with the death-dealing, Robo-Jesus who will arrive later in these books. The god of Left Behind is a destroyer, not a reconciler. Read more

January 10, 2019

Two recent stories from the evangelical world might seem like positive, hopeful first steps. But keep in mind the difference between “John quit smoking on Saturday” and “John quits smoking on Saturdays.” Read more

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