Tag Archives: Mark Driscoll

A Tale of Two Megachurches.

One of the reasons I tend to be so optimistic about America’s future is that we are slowly coming to our senses about some of the religious overreach that’s been going on recently. I know that–especially given the dismal outcome of the last election–that it can sometimes feel overwhelming, but I don’t think that my optimism is at all out of place. Here are two examples of why I think that. Continue reading

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More Good News: You’re Free.

Welcome back! Wow, that was a FUN interview with the Minnesota Atheists. I’ll link y’all to the archived podcast once it’s available, don’t worry. You know I always link you up because I like you! For now, I’ve got some … Continue reading

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The Unequally Yoked Club: The Real Threat.

Last time we talked about how church leaders and teachers have been pushing the false idea for years that marriages must be “based on Jesus” or else terrible things will happen to the couples involved. Today we’ll talk about some … Continue reading

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Speaking Out.

(Content notice: Religious abuse, and atheists being raging misogynists.) In the wake of the Mark Driscoll fiasco, the Christian policing act has already begun. And I wanted to spend a little time today sharing why I think this policing act … Continue reading

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Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead.

(Content note: religious abuse, mind-blowing misogyny and anti-LGBTQ bigotry.) Big, big news, R2Ders! Over the last few days we’ve been seeing a lot of news about Mark Driscoll, the Lizard King of Misogynists, and finally there’s some kind of resolution … Continue reading

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Seventy Times Seven.

Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up … Continue reading

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Consolidation and the Dwindling of Belief.

I saw this really interesting piece about “church cannibalism” and it ties into something else I was reading about the dwindling of religious belief in America. What these two stories tell me is that Americans are steadily becoming less religiously … Continue reading

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Out of the Fullness of the Heart.

Well, those computer problems are totally worse than I’d initially thought (“so that’s what a crashed hard drive smells like!”), so I’m at that borrowed computer again to write–but glad to do it, because I noticed something yesterday that really … Continue reading

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It’s Okay If You’re a Christian.

Today we’re going to talk about how, to toxic Christians, the only moral lie is their lie. I’ve said before that Christians–especially the toxic sort we discuss often on this blog (btw, for the persecution-fantasizing Christians at the national-level Republican … Continue reading

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Christian Plagiarism.

The other day, a Christian radio host accused megapastor (and smirking Lizard King of misogynists) Mark Driscoll of plagiarism. He defended himself fairly well against the accusation, I thought, but more allegations have surfaced since then that he plagiarized much … Continue reading

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