January 25, 2019

The strange, pointless fatalism of Tim LaHaye’s eschatology is simply a reflection of a similar fatalistic pointlessness in his ecclesiology. There is nothing to be done. Read more

January 24, 2019

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Read more

January 23, 2019

Falsifiable prophets, shameless grifters, Very Silly Men, and assorted other fatbergs of the religious right. Read more

January 22, 2019

Ben Okri, Susan Shaw, Katherine Stewart, Talia Levin, and Yochai Benkler have some smart things to say. It’d be smart of us to pay attention. Read more

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

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