Tag Archives: Jesus

Easter: I’d Rather Be a Lion.

Has nobody told Christians exactly why shepherds tend sheep? Continue reading

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Why I’m Going to Spend a Week Ripping “God’s Not Dead” to Pieces.

We’re about to take a quick break from our other projects to talk about this movie I blogged about watching last week, God’s Not Dead, which is a horrible movie in every single respect. There is a long list of … 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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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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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 Unequally Yoked Club: Second Fiddle.

Today I read a downright heartbreaking post (that now seems to have disappeared, alas, sorry gang) (re-ETA: see comments, someone found it again!) about an ex-Christian man who is rightfully upset that his significant other is getting more and more … Continue reading

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The One Thing Christian Parents Aren’t Doing.

Before we start, there’s some breaking news: I’m getting interviewed on radio by a member of Minnesota Atheists next Sunday, November 2nd, at 9am-10am CST! It’s my first radio interview so I hope I won’t suck at it. If you’re … Continue reading

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The Most Misunderstood Word (Isn’t Kingdom, Sorry).

I saw this interview on Religion News Service with Scot McKnight, who argues that Christians talk a big game about this idea of “kingdom,” but don’t really understand what it means in the Bible or how it should play out … Continue reading

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How Historicized Mythology Works.

Sorry about yesterday; I was laid up with one of those fun migraine-and-nausea episodes I get sometimes. All better now! On to today’s topic: the historical Jesus. We’ve talked about him before here, but some new stuff’s happened in the … Continue reading

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The Christian’s Guide to Ex-Christians: The Things We Did Wrong.

I’ve mentioned before the Pentecostal-yardstick act that erupted whenever I or someone from my church met another Christian, haven’t I? When meeting someone new, I couldn’t just be happy to know someone new and get to know that person. I … Continue reading

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