Tag Archives: Redefinitions

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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What to Expect When You’re Deconverting.

Hi! Today I wanted to talk about the deconversion of a fairly prominent Christian, Bart Campolo, and while I’m at it address people who are just now leaving the religion. I’ve been noticing some stuff going on around the internet … Continue reading

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Persecution Complexity.

Hi! I hope your weekend’s going well so far. Today I want to talk about the Christian persecution complex. Over a year ago, we talked here about the demonstrably false idea that a lot of American Christians have that they … Continue reading

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Logical Christians.

I hope your holidays are going well so far! Welcome back. I realized not long ago that I’ve made references to “logical Christians” a couple of times here, and I wanted to talk about that idea a little bit now. … Continue reading

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Redefining Words: Sexism and “Agreeing to Disagree.”

I saw this impassioned plea made by a Christian for people to agree to disagree on the subject of women’s ordination. The writer of the piece, Tish Harrison, insists that “objection to women’s ordination is not equivalent to sexism.” The … Continue reading

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Redefining Words: Tolerance.

tol·er·ance noun 1. a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, practices, race, religion, nationality, etc., differ from one’s own; freedom from bigotry. 2. a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward opinions and practices that differ from one’s … Continue reading

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Redefining Words: Faith.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. . . Without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is … Continue reading

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Redefining Words: Theories (Aren’t Bills).

Recently, Ball State University came into the spotlight when their administration had to rein in an associate professor who decided to teach Intelligent Design in a class called “The Boundaries of Science,” and in coming into the spotlight, BSU has … Continue reading

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Redefining Words: Facts.

I’ve got to admit, one word that really bothers me to see misused by toxic Christians is the word “fact.” I feel like giving them my best Inigo Montoya glare and telling them, “You keep using that word. I do … Continue reading

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Redefining Words: Convenience.

One of the more aggravating redefinitions toxic Christians regularly pull involves the word “convenience.” Like their other redefined words, this one’s been so stretched and warped it barely looks like its dictionary definition or common usage. Of course, not just … Continue reading

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