October 25, 2019

They need characters to behave this way because the End Times check list requires it. But it is impossible and unimaginable. And that means the End Times check list is, itself, impossible and unimaginable. Read more

October 25, 2019

I learned this week that Kylie Jenner has trademarked the phrase “Rise and shine.” TMZ tells us: Kylie Jenner’s no fool … when she sees something that’s hot, she tries to own it, which is what she wants to do with the catch phrase, “Rise and Shine.” Kylie filed legal docs asking the feds for ownership of a slang version of the famous wake-up call … “RIIISE AND SHIIINNEE.” The trademark would cover belts, pants, coats, dresses, footwear, gloves, headbands,… Read more

October 23, 2019

“There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.” Read more

October 21, 2019

“I could say ‘Elves’ to him / But it’s not elves exactly, and I’d rather / He said it for himself.” Read more

October 18, 2019

Have Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins ever even visited America? Where do they get this weird, unrecognizable picture of this country and the people who live here? Read more

October 15, 2019

While “Family Values” politicians were recently gathering in Washington, DC, for their annual “Values Voter Summit” in celebration of “traditional morality” and “Christian values,” Washington’s professional baseball team was in St. Louis for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. This series is a big deal for the Nationals, the team’s chance to make it to the World Series for the first time. But they had to play that first game without relief pitcher Dan Hudson, a key member… Read more

October 11, 2019

Based on what we know or can know or think we know about God, is the gleeful slaughter of Tim LaHaye’s Tribulation folklore the way we would expect God to behave? Read more

October 10, 2019

• When I was a kid back in the early 1970s, our small town’s library was a cramped set of rooms on the third floor of the township building. You had to go in past the police desk and up three flights of stairs. My mom was a library regular who was furious that many would-be patrons just couldn’t make it up those stairs. She made library runs for some of her older neighbors who couldn’t manage it, and recruited… Read more

October 9, 2019

Ralph Reed is not saying that Trump is God. Ralph Reed is saying that Trump is Caesar and that Christians have a moral duty to worship and obey Caesar. Read more

October 8, 2019

“Bible prophecy” is the business of explaining God’s mistakes and God’s plan to correct them at the end of the world. Read more

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