Category Archives: Theology

The Handbook: Recognizing an “Argument From X” Attempt.

We’re going to be heading back to God’s Not Dead next week, but before we do that, I wanted to finish up something we were talking about last time we covered the Handbook for the Recently Deconverted: one of Christians’ very … Continue reading

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The Handbook: Wishful Thinking in Apologetics.

Today we’re talking about wishful apologetics: those arguments that ache and yearn for an idealized form of Christianity. Special Guest: C.S. Lewis. Continue reading

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The Handbook: Apologetics: Pascal, Ontological, Cosmological.

Today we’re going to be taking a twenty-five-cent tour of some of the apologetics arguments people are likely to see once they’ve deconverted, along with an overview of the arguments’ flaws. Continue reading

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A Monopoly on Manliness.

One of the genuinely weirdest turns that fundagelical Christianity has taken in recent decades has been its bizarre emphasis on hypermasculinity and rejection of all that is even vaguely perceived as feminine. I first encountered this strange focus when looking at … Continue reading

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I’m Still Not a Francis Fangirl.

I’m still not a Pope Francis fangirl. Here’s why. Continue reading

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Attack of the Mini-Jesuses.

I was thinking today about the various ways in which Christians keep trying to do stuff they think Jesus did in the Bible–and failing miserably. I really wish they’d stop, because it is simply cringe-inducing to behold. Today I’m going to … Continue reading

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The Handbook: Building a Worldview Around Consent.

Today I want to talk about one of the biggest shifts I had to process in my thinking after my deconversion. Not to make it sound all dramatic or anything, but it was about the biggest 180 I could possibly have made, and chances are some of y’all are facing that same challenge now. Continue reading

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