Category Archives: Christianity in the Public Square

Political Narrative I: This Simple Idea is the Reactor at the Heart of Humanity’s Death Star

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  Many conservative priorities flow from an ancient narrative built around one planet-busting idea—and progressives sometimes fuel it. This article is the first in a series about political and cultural narrative.   Human beings are story tellers. We make sense … Continue reading

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Satanic Temple “Taking Equality Too Far”

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If you have a society that grants religious privilege and exemption and you’re willing to give privilege and exemption to certain groups, then it’s unacceptable to give that only to people who believe in the supernatural.” – Lucien Greaves, cofounder … Continue reading

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Twitterati Go Nuts over Suggestion that Bible is Badly Written

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God forbid we should talk about the fact that the Bible, despite some wise and lyrical passages, is mostly a boring tangled mess. After a storm of protest on Twitter and in comment threads, Salon retracted and removed my recent … Continue reading

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Evangelicals Don’t Have a Brand Problem, They Have a Product Problem

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Real soul searching would mean asking what it is about the Evangelical worldview that has made Evangelical leaders and ordinary Bible-believers susceptible to courtship by authoritarian, bigoted, sexist, tribal, unaccountable, entitled anti-intellectuals who dangle the carrot of theocracy. Continue reading

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Roy Moore Lost Because Christians are Better than the Bible

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Thoughtful Alabama Christians stepped across divide.  How about us?   I’ve said before that the alleged behavior of Alabama Senate Candidate Roy “10 Commandments” Moore toward teenage girls was perfectly biblical. I’ll stand by that, citing chapter and verse.  (Other … Continue reading

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Trump and Moore – Birther Buddies Reunite to Promote More Lies

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Article by guest author Tony Nugent, retired religion professor and symbologist who has co-authored articles with me about origins of Mormonism and Christianity.  The current political alliance between President Trump and Roy Moore isn’t new – their collusion goes back … Continue reading

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Valerie Tarico on Veracity Hill – Podcast Now Available

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Should Christians Adopt Ancient Sexual Practices, Veracity Hill Podcasts (1 hr, 5 min. audio) Christian apologist Kurt Jaros interviews psychologist and former Evangelical Valerie Tarico about women and girls in the Bible. Within a wide-ranging conversation Tarico and Jaros discuss … Continue reading

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