August 21, 2019

Distancing yourself from this statement, apologizing to those disrespected, and making it clear that you understand such praise to be ridiculously inaccurate is the bare minimum behavior we would expect from any decent, rational, non-depraved individual. Read more

August 20, 2019

The Lutherans have kind of been on a roll lately. That ought to be bigger news. Plus: Righteous gemstones, irreplaceable mud, and toxic orange muck. Read more

August 15, 2019

Culottes! They’re not just the spork of the sartorial world, they’re also a very telling signifier for a particular brand of white American fundamentalist Christianity. Read more

August 14, 2019

A white evangelical minister summarizes Trump-loving white evangelicalism after his arrest for battery: “I can say whatever I want, to whoever I want!” Read more

August 13, 2019

Robert Jeffress would really hate “The Hiding Place.” Plus: Why breakfast at IHOP is better than the National Prayer Breakfast. Read more

August 12, 2019

Taking the Lord’s name in vain isn’t about what you say when you stub your toe. It’s about piously neglecting “justice and the love of God.” Read more

August 9, 2019

The flowers don’t belong in the trash. They belong in the compost pile. Even if the world is going to end in seven years. Read more

August 8, 2019

If Donald Trump is not pursuing a white supremacist herrenvolk ethnostate, then he’s pretending to do so to protect his secret identity as a superhero battling Satanic baby-killers. Read more

August 7, 2019

• This is what we evangelical Christian types call a “personal testimony.” And it’s a personal testimony told in the pages of a newspaper because it was never invited or permitted or made welcome to be told in church. Let he who has ears to hear listen (male pronoun deliberate and necessary there). • That testimony is very much related to this USAToday infographic on “Abortion views by religious groups.” That graphic uses data from a 2014 survey, but it’s not… Read more

August 6, 2019

Just one person this time, actually. RIP Toni Morrison. Read more

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