October 16, 2020

The good news is that I didn’t find anything insightful, inspirational, or influential in Ira Einhorn’s book. The bad news is that John Howard Yoder’s book changed my life. Read more

October 15, 2020

Gary Heidnik was arrested after one of his captives escaped in 1987, exactly 100 years after Southern seminary founder James Petigru Boyce published his Abstract of Systematic Theology. Those names belong together. Read more

October 14, 2020

An originalist who disregards the second founding and the Reconstruction Amendments is basically someone who tells you a butterfly is not a butterfly because caterpillars don’t have wings. Read more

October 12, 2020

Just because the white supremacist terrorists in Michigan weren’t remotely capable of succeeding in their plan to overthrow the state government doesn’t mean they weren’t capable of killing a whole lot people in their efforts to do so. Read more

October 6, 2020

“I think that because it’s such a conservative area — and the fact that there was a popular movement and reaction to all the police brutality, that they couldn’t straight up say, ‘no, we’re anti-BLM’ — they kind of had to grasp onto this other basically fake story to make it seem like they are the ethical crusaders.”  Read more

October 5, 2020

Donald Trump now has a potentially deadly disease for which we do not yet have a cure, but this is still the least of his problems. So what could it possibly mean to “wish him well”? Read more

September 29, 2020

Three stories about people who don’t know what “politics” means. Plus: Free spiritual advice, and the news from Keene, N.H. Read more

September 29, 2020

Donald Trump desperately needs to regard religious leaders as nothing more than, in his words, “hustlers” who are “full of shit.” He finds grifters and frauds reassuring. Read more

September 25, 2020

“I’m terribly sorry,” God says. “I have to send you to Hell for eternity because 30 years ago a deacon used a first-person PLURAL pronoun instead of a first-person singular pronoun.” Read more

September 23, 2020

When you think about fundamentalist pastor John MacArthur, you probably don’t think of tentacle porn. Or vice versa, for that matter. But the two things have a lot in common these days. Read more

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