Cowboy for Christ
Gender-bending love at Bible camp. From Believer, Beware, now available as an e-book!
There is a long and often ridiculous history of comparing baseball to a religion. Rule-bound, slow to change, cyclic, and timeless; an assembly of people presided over by men in funny outfits, who say what is safe and what is out; a space sealed-off from the rest of society, yet definitional to a national culture: the…
7 Habits of a Highly Effective Philosopher
Life lessons from the Christian apologist William Lane Craig.
Reverend Phelps, Your Cause Is Just!
Occasionally KtB just can’t resist sharing its space with some of the wild letter-writers we hear from on a regular basis. They, after all, are part of the cacophony choir, to the exposition of which the site is so fervently devoted. Take, as a saner preface to this, Josh Garrett-Davis’ recent piece here on Fred…
God Hates Lady Gaga
According to yesterday’s New York Times, this has been an unusually cold winter due to a mass of high pressure over Greenland that has forced the jet stream down under North America’s collar. According to the Rev. Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, “God is knocking the crap out of this country”…
Buddha killer Kathryn Joyce presents a chilling story in this week’s Nation: “Shotgun Adoption,” an investigation of the use of anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” to coerce unmarried pregnant women into giving their children to wealthier Christian couples. And it’s even creepier than that — maintain CPCs, as they’re called, maintain luxurious pregnancy homes for the…
Jesus Plus Nothing, Minus Somalia
How Christian fundamentalism helped turn Somalia into the next staging ground for Islamic radicalism.
Victory Through Daughters
An exclusive excerpt from Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement from Beacon Press.