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

December 27, 2018

It takes an awful lot of chutzpah for witch-sniffers to avoid accountability by claiming they’re the victims of a “witch-hunt.” Also: Some year-end lists, a handy guide to high crimes and misdemeanors, the grave of a great American, and why honest drug-dealers are better than dishonest ones. Read more

December 26, 2018

“Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” Read more

December 24, 2018

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them … and the angel of the Lord said unto them, ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” Read more

December 24, 2018

I thought about writing a click-bait parody headline for this post, something like “Soul-winning Secrets of a Master Missionary” or “This One Trick Turned a Revival into an Awakening.” You can find headlines like that all over the Web. The following are all real, results of a Google search for this kind of thing: “3 Little Known Secrets to Effective Evangelism” “7 Proven Methods to Be an Effective Soul-Winner” “8 Quick Tips for More Powerful Christian Evangelism” “7 Habits for… Read more

December 23, 2018

PNC Bank describes its “Christmas Index” as a “whimsical holiday tradition that makes learning about the economy fun.” But for a better holiday tradition that can teach you far more about the economy, just watch “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Read more

December 22, 2018

The Christmas links we haven’t gotten to yet, including: Mark Evanier, a tender Tennessee Christmas, Pete Enns ruining things, and all the verses to O Holy Night. Read more

December 21, 2018

That’s the word Bruce Barnes’ uses: “signifies.” It took him only four paragraphs to go from talking like a backwoods fundamentalist to talking like an assistant professor of semiotics. Read more

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