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

August 2, 2019

For the authors and their audience, morality is about sex. And it is only about sex. Read more

August 1, 2019

This is part of the appeal that entices people to enlist in the weird funhouse-mirror worlds of conspiracy theories: You get to play a game. Read more

July 31, 2019

These guys looked around the whole world for an iconic symbol of the nefarious “powers and principalities” they regard as attacking the church, and the person they saw epitomizing that was Rachael Denhollander. Read more

July 31, 2019

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.” Read more

July 30, 2019

From the inside, the prosperity gospel looks a lot like it looks from the outside. Read more

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