October 11, 2018

How did somebody like Brady Anderson hit 50 home runs in a single season? Besides steroids, it was also partly because of liberation theology. Also: A strong candidate for Worst American; Cyrus was Great at propaganda; and being “accused” of exactly what you’re doing. Read more

October 9, 2018

It matters a great deal what we think of as “God’s point of view.” And it matters a great deal that we understand that “God’s point of view” is not the same as what we see in gorgeous aerial photographs. Read more

October 8, 2018

I learn that the Templeton Foundation was a big promoter of Gamergate and it reminds me of the time I met Harry Thomas at Creation Festival and the time I drove John Howard Yoder to the airport. Read more

October 8, 2018

“Ah, 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

October 7, 2018

“Most blessed of women be Jael … She put her hand to the tent-peg, she shattered and pierced his temple.” Read more

October 5, 2018

Adam Serwer and Kristin Du Mez are, yet again, smart. Nathan J. Robinson and Elizabeth Bruenig should be read more than once. Oh, and the late Gregory Peck is still smart, too. Read more

October 5, 2018

Roger Ebert noted that writing two characters who are meant for each other is the easy part of romantic comedy. The hard part is devising a way to keep them apart for an hour and a half without making them seem like idiots. Jenkins here gets both parts wrong. Read more

October 4, 2018

Mark Taylor, Donald Trump, thousands of abusive priests, the bishops that defend them, Paige Patterson, Richard Land, Brett Kavanaugh … God have mercy, men are awful. Read more

October 3, 2018

The key thing here is not that Kavanaugh’s blanket denials were false. The key thing here is the shape that can be discerned beneath the blanket. We know that shape. We’ve seen it before. Read more

October 2, 2018

Hey did you hear about the white evangelical institution that took a positive step toward something less awful, more inclusive, and more just? Oh, wait … never mind. Read more

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