God was sovereign in Nazi Germany. God was sovereign in Khmer Rouge Cambodia. God was sovereign in Mao’s China and Stalin’s Russia. God’s sovereignty does not absolve the Evangelical church of electing a man as president who promised to deport our Mexican brothers and sisters, who promised to lock up our Muslim neighbors, who chose […]
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Maundy Thursday is my favorite service of Holy Week, I think because it serves as a kind of centering point in the story. There’s an inevitability about Good Friday. The wheels are in motion, the point of no return has passed. After Jesus’ arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, the story unfolds inexorably towards the […]
How many more dead kids?
Leelah Alcorn was 17 years old when she concluded that life was never going to get better for her. Before she reached the point that she ended her life, Leelah endured years of spiritual abuse from her parents and from Christian counselors. Her parents eventually pulled her out of school to homeschool, keeping her isolated […]
What in the name of all that is good and right is John Piper tweeting about?
Tweeted tonight. Whatever he was trying to say, all I can picture is young John Piper hiding behind a tree staring at the cool kids, silently fuming with jealousy. Or current John Piper peering out of an attic window, wishing for the freshness of youth that he can never reattain. Either way, it reads like […]
And here’s part deux of “Who Said It? Mark Driscoll or Tyler Durden?” What say you?
Let’s play a little game. I call it, “Who Said It? Tyler Durden or Mark Driscoll?” Here you have it boys and girls, is this from Mars Hill or from Fight Club?
Why can’t the Southern Baptists just go back to hating Dungeons and Dragons and metal?
Yesterday I was so busy being appalled over the SBC’s anti-trans resolution that I missed that their new president, Ronnie Floyd, is quite the anti-gay bigot. GLAAD points out that Floyd has written a book with the particularly uncreative title, The Gay Agenda. “Gay agenda,” which is always in caps as “Gay Agenda,” all the more to scare […]
Breaking down the SBC14 Resolution on Transgender Identity
I figured that while I was at it on blogging about the Southern Baptist Convention, I might as well do a section by section dissection of the SBC’s resolution condemning trans people. One of the talking points attacking critics of the resolution is to claim that we mustn’t have read the whole thing, well, here’s […]
Dark day: The Southern Baptist Convention officially condemns trans people
The Southern Baptist Convention managed to double down on their awfulness. The anti-trans resolution they passed today is in direct contradiction with scripture. The word “eunuch” as used in the near east did not just refer to people who were castrated, but also to what Jesus referred to as “born eunuchs,” those who occupied a […]
Has Tim Keller’s theology always been this terrible?
Have I not been paying enough attention to Tim Keller or is this kind of judgmental neo-Calvinism a new thing for him? In what I’ve read from him, I’ve never agreed with him fully (I think he has a tendency to be sloppy and to take leaps not supported by the text or the historical […]