Category Religion

Holy Thursday Thoughts:

Hard to believe Judas would betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver unlike the rest of us who do it for free — Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) April 17, 2019 Chief Priests: Will you betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silverMe (holy): NeverChief Priests: What about going viralMe: How viral — Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) April 17, […]

America’s Official Religion

A few months ago CNN presented Lady Gaga and Alexandria Occasio-Cortez as the future of American Christian belief. I’m not a fan of either but they are talented ladies and I’m happy they have found some transcendence in their lives. But CNN is wrong; their religious belief is not the religion of the future. A […]

Ratzinger on the sex abuse scandal

In February Pope emeritus Jospeh Ratzinger, at the request of current Pope Bergolgio, wrote a letter to a synod of Bishops concerning the clerical sex abuse scandals. The letter has now been published and its… interesting. He blames three things: The spirit of the sexual revolution infecting the church (including the acceptance of gay cliques […]

Fashionistas for Jesus

An Instagram account called PreachersNSneakers is is noticing how many hip Evangelical pastors are into expensive shoes: View this post on Instagram John Gray icing EVERYBODY out in the Prayer Yeezy 2s. Ayo Kanye, I’m about to start raising support, COME THRU for ya boi A post shared by PreachersNSneakers (@preachersnsneakers) on Mar 29, 2019 […]

REPOST: Contemporary Church Music

This is a short version of an old rant about church music and (indirectly) about church outreach in general.   Whenever I hear someone say “we have to make church appeal to young people” first I shudder, then I twitch, for the following reasons: Young people are generally idiots. A church that appeals to them […]

Anti-gay witchhunt?

Sociologist Frederic Martel is coming out with a book reporting on homosexual networks in the Vatican and Frank Bruni of the NTY is nervous: But I’m bothered and even a little scared. Whatever Martel’s intent, “In the Closet of the Vatican” may be less a constructive reckoning than a stockpile of ammunition for militant right-wing Catholics […]

Baptist sex scandals

From the Huston Chronicle: In all, since 1998, roughly 380 Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced allegations of sexual misconduct, the newspapers found. That includes those who were convicted, credibly accused and successfully sued, and those who confessed or resigned. More of them worked in Texas than in any other state. They left […]