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Wild At Heart: QAnon, Sex Trafficking, and Evangelical Masculinity

The connection between spirituality and child trafficking may be new in New Age spirituality, but it is one that has been common for years within evangelicalism.

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The Naked Game

Betsy told me to play the husband. I said yes, but I didn’t want to—in the Naked Game no one ever played the boy—we were just girls, being ourselves.

Thomas Cole-Pilgrim of the World

Apocalyptabuse, or How to Survive “The End”

Call this fantasized thinking apocalyptabuse: the demoralizing mythic-psychic warfare that deprives people of hope, makes us fear that The End is near, and thereby cuts off our aspirations of any earthly life to come.

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Taken in Evangelical America

Once again, I find I am a kind of believer.

"If you focus too much on only a personal relationship being the core tenet of your faith, then it means that you're more easily able to marginalize topics like human suffering, which in some cases is spurred by climate change. We are embodied creatures in this planet, so let's live like we are," said Sean Lyon. Credit: Meera Subramanian

Young Evangelicals Fighting for Climate Action

For students at this top evangelical college, loving God means protecting creation. That includes dealing with the human sources of climate change.

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An Oral History of Shame

An Excerpt From Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free

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I Was A Teenage Lemming God

A harmless rodent with vast existential consequences.

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Evangelical Anxiety

We did not do therapy. “Psychoheresy,” some called it.

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No Perfect Church

Loving our bitter failure.

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Ditto Boys

“What they claim, in fact, is innocence.”

William Lane Craig, from his July 2013 email newsletter.

7 Habits of a Highly Effective Philosopher

Life lessons from the Christian apologist William Lane Craig.

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Singing to Jesus with Eyes Closed

You would think Berkeley had suddenly transformed into an Evangelical school.

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The Day U.S. Evangelicalism Died

As reported in Religion Dispatches, on December 16th, 2012, U.S. evangelicalism uttered its last breath. On this day, Fox News pundit Mike Huckabee (a.k.a. Mr. “More Conversation, Less Confrontation”) joined forces with Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, and American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer to proclaim that the school massacre in Newtown,…

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The Preacher

Or, How Ecclesiastes Changed My Life

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Creationism and Conspiracism

Katha Pollit has an interesting piece in The Nation about why it matters that so many Americans are creationists. It isn’t that 46 percent of respondents are creationists (“God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last ten thousand years or so”). Or that 32 percent believe in “theistic evolution”…

"Class War," a banner-drop in Oakland on November 2. By Nathan Jongewaard.

Fuck Your Prayer, Show Me Solidarity

A coming-out story in an age of predatory credit.

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Jesus, PI, and the Case of the Liberating Curse

Speaking in riddles and a four-letter finale.

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Love in Action, Except Not

For those who wonder how they can respond when they see Michele Bachmann’s husband and other ex-gay activists spewing hatred, the documentary This is Love in Action demonstrates what can happen when even a small band of Christians finally stands up and speaks for those who have no voice. The film chronicles the journey of Zach, a…