Tag Archives: Rachel Held Evans

The Christian’s Guide to Ex-Christians: Stop Defending Slavery.

Seriously, folks, we’re going to have to be really careful about how we present atrocities to Christians. We thought bringing up slavery would get them to see that the Bible isn’t an eternally-valid prescription for human societies. We were wrong. Continue reading

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The Sand’s Just Fine.

When Rachel Held Evans wrote her beautifully moving piece in the wake of the World Vision brouhaha, How Evangelicals Won a Culture War And Lost a Generation, it was a cry from the heart: she, like many other evangelicals, has … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Christians of World Vision.

Congratulations. I mean that, O Christians running and supporting World Vision charities. Christians’ overwhelming desire to disapprove of human progress has finally outweighed your desire to do the stuff your Savior actually explicitly commanded you to do. You’ve finally shown … Continue reading

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The Christian’s Guide to Ex-Christians: The Atrocity Apologetics Act Needs To Stop. Now. (I’m Not Kidding.)

If you’ve ever had a friend who was dating an extraordinarily bad person, you know how your friend kept trying to show you how his or her mate was really very awesome and just totally misunderstood? How your friend kept … Continue reading

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Faith in Humanity: Sowing Discord (and Harvesting Love).

As my country lurches toward the one day in the year when we are specifically thankful for stuff, I wanted to spend some extra time talking about stuff that makes me happy to be alive and part of the human … Continue reading

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Why is Christian Media So Awful?

I’m going to confess right now that I’m a bit of a music virgin. But I have an excuse. When I was 16, remember, I converted from Catholicism to the Southern Baptist Convention, and a few months later to Pentecostalism. … Continue reading

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Non-Toxic Christian Grab Bag.

I keep up with Christian news, obviously. I’d be foolish not to do so, considering the religion’s excessive overreach into my country’s (MURKKKA!) politics and culture. Most of the Christian blogosphere is depressingly cruel, arrogant, controlling, condemning, and privilege-enforcing. But … Continue reading

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