January 6, 2019

Some Christians balk at this notion of God learning. An almighty and omniscient being, they say, doesn’t need to learn. But this is part of the story. The story tells us this happened too. Read more

January 4, 2019

Originally posted August 14, 2009. You can read this entire series, for free, via the convenient Left Behind Index. The ebook collection The Anti-Christ Handbook: Volume 1, is available on Amazon for just $2.99. So when do we get to see the tax returns? Volume 2 of The Anti-Christ Handbook, completing all the posts on the first Left Behind book, is also now available. Volume 3 is coming soon(ish). Tribulation Force, pp. 73-74 Usually the organist began playing near the end of Bruce’s prayer… Read more

January 4, 2019

In lieu of one of those New Year’s “Top 10 Posts of Last Year” posts* I decided to just review all of them and let you pick which 10 you liked best. Read more

January 3, 2019

It’s still Christmas season, liturgically if not commercially, so let me recommend a nice little Christmas reflection from Paul at the Disoriented/Reoriented blog, discussing the scandalous implications of “The Radical Incarnation.” Paul’s post focuses on Celsus the Epicurean, a member of the religious right back in the late Second Century who wrote a scathing attack against the new religious movements threatening traditional morality. The tricky and kind of fun aspect of this is that we don’t actually have any surviving copies… Read more

January 2, 2019

Twice a week, every week, anyone who needs a meal can sit down and eat, together, for free, thanks to some good people in central Massachusetts. Some folks are getting it right. Plus: Some other folks are still NOT getting it right. Read more

January 2, 2019

“Look, you serve your own interest on your fast day, and oppress all your workers. Look, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to strike with a wicked fist.” Read more

December 31, 2018

• It’s New Year’s Eve, so I hereby give you permission to give yourself permission to empty your inbox. As in “Select All” followed by “Delete.” Think of it as email Jubilee: And ye shall hallow the fifty-second week, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every one unto their possession, and ye shall return every person unto their family. A jubilee shall that… Read more

December 30, 2018

“Too many things have happened that weren’t supposed to happen, and what was supposed to come about has not.” Read more

December 28, 2018

Tim LaHaye has an ax to grind with fellow “Bible prophecy scholars” who disagree with him on the arcane details of their End Times check list. And so occasionally instead of celebrating his fictional triumph offer those who scoff at “Bible prophecy,” he celebrates his fictional triumph over the wrong kind of Bible prophecy. Read more

December 27, 2018

The victim-blaming aspect of this assertion that life, contra Qoheleth, is “generally fair” isn’t due to a particular animus toward those victims. It’s defensive. Read more

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