March 23, 2019

What to do in the unlikely event that someone asks you to sign their Bible. Plus, sorting out various sorts of evangelical grifters, and more fine music from Middlesex County. Read more

March 22, 2019

Buck Williams meets the Antichrist (again) and nothing happens (again). And we discuss evangelicals’ confused obsession with “absolute morality.” Read more

March 21, 2019

The Christian Post extols white evangelicals’ ideal model for good, Christian “pro-family” government: Viktor Orban of Hungary. Read more

March 20, 2019

“In this mode — as a synecdoche for depravity-that-must-be-stamped-out — the charge of child sacrifice thrives, with varying degrees of subtlety and transformation, in our contemporary discourse.” Read more

March 19, 2019

We cannot believe them not just because what they are telling us is false — wildly, obviously, demonstrably false — but because we cannot believe that they believe it themselves. Read more

March 18, 2019

Easter wreaths are not and should not be a thing. Also: The theological aftermath of WWI (and Prohibition); rendering unto We, the People; and ghastly thoughts of blackmail. Read more

March 15, 2019

Buck Williams heroically risks everything, walking into the lair of the Antichrist just so that he can try to save Hattie Durham. And then he doesn’t. He doesn’t even try. Read more

March 14, 2019

Even Stephen Schwartz initially flopped when he tried to stage a musical about Adam and Eve, so it’s not surprising that an evangelical church went bankrupt trying to compose and produce their own big-budget “arena spectacular” based on the story. Read more

March 13, 2019

• “I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid,” Donald Trump promised as a candidate for president. “Every other Republican’s going to cut, and even if they wouldn’t, they don’t know what to do because they don’t know where the money is. I do.” As president, Trump is now attempting to cut $845 billion from Medicare and billions more from Medicaid. (Yes, I posted this item yesterday. It’s still true today, too, and needs to be repeated until this campaign promise gets as… Read more

March 12, 2019

If God is a monster, then we are damned. And vice versa. Plus: Rich people caught cheating at musical chairs; and the tawdriness of international espionage. Read more

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