Tag Archives: Evangelical Christianity

The Women of “God’s Not Dead.”

Changed my mind; we’ll do the Christian episode later. Today I want to talk more about how the movie God’s Not Dead deals with its female characters, because last time we talked I touched briefly on one aspect of the movie–its … Continue reading

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The Unequally Yoked Club: Relationships in God’s Not Dead.

(Please consider all of my posts about this movie to be spoilerrific.) Last week I got hammered and watched God’s Not Dead so you don’t have to. One thing I learned watching it was the rather surprising fact that the various reviews … Continue reading

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God’s Definitely Dead, and Mortally Embarrassed. (SPOILERS)

“God’s Not Dead” is an incredibly inept and horrible movie, and this is my full summary of it. Continue reading

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The Cult of Before Stories: Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth.

If she must teem, Create her child of spleen, that it may live And be a thwart disnatur’d torment to her! Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks, Turn all … Continue reading

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Weekend Edition: Stuff I Wish I’d Seen.

There’s a lot of weird stuff lurking in the unread pages of the Bible. Here are some of the strangest stories–ones I wish I’d seen when I was Christian. Continue reading

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The Vast Comfort of Literalism.

Ever wonder how someone converts into fundamentalist or evangelical Christianity? Here’s how I ended up there. Continue reading

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The Handbook: Science- and History-Based Apologetics.

One popular form of apologetics is the attempt to demonstrate the veracity of the Bible. This is probably the easiest form of apologetics to dismiss, as well. 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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The Handbook: Unlearning a Rather Distorted Narcissism.

It’s a seductive storyline. I can’t deny that. It’s powerfully alluring. Just imagine: You’re the klutzy, totally undeserving, inexperienced, vastly underpowered childlike person who catches the eye of some huge, unthinkably powerful, completely in-control and self-possessed being whose monstrous will … Continue reading

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When It’s Not Funny.

Last time we talked, we covered a straw man essay written by a Baptist pastor, Bo Wagner, that he called satirical. A pity he doesn’t actually know what satire is, any more than he knows what atheism is. Last time … Continue reading

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