It’s Either MAGA or Jesus. Choose Wisely.
You remember the scene. In the penultimate Indiana Jones sequel “The Last Crusade,” one particular part was fit to give most adults a lifetime of nightmare fuel. When asked to choose the Holy Grail—the chalice Jesus Christ ostensibly drank from at the Last Supper—amid a plethora of options, the film’s antagonist Nazi, Walter Donovan, was…
No, Marjorie Taylor Greene is Not a Christian (and It’s Time We Say It Out Loud)
Marjorie Taylor Greene and her ilk might be proudly white. And they might be proud nationalists. But they’re not Christians. Not even close. And the risk of not saying that is to dilute or bastardize the term entirely.
After Kenosha, Evangelical Christians Have Officially Crucified Jesus
“Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor. “Barabbas,” they answered. “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify him!” Maybe you saw the news. This weekend, a “Christian” crowdfunding site is facilitating support for the family of…
Medicare for All is a Christian Policy
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked…
The Gospel according to Bernie: The Christian Case for Bernie Sanders
When Jesus heard that the people of Capernaum were without water, he and the disciples traveled to the town. There they proclaimed the poor and thirsty would be saved upon hearing the good news, and the town’s well began to bring forth fresh water. The biblical account of Jesus and his disciples replenishing a town’s…
Don’t Give Up On (All) Evangelicals Just Yet
I sat just a few feet in front of my TV, as results trickled in from the Presidential election, and I wasn’t sure if the tears welling in my eyes were the result of anger or sadness. “Fuck this, fuck this fucking country,” I shouted to no one in particular. And clicked the power button.…
Under Justice Kavanaugh, American Christianity is Dead
Brett Kavanaugh is officially on the Supreme Court, and the unholy matrimony of conservative politics and American Christianity has achieved its magnum opus: ownership of a court that appears destined to overturn Roe v. Wade, strip LGBT rights, and annihilate certain civil liberties under the guise of religious freedom. To most American evangelicals, that all…
You cannot be a Christian and a Republican. Here’s Why.
Dear conservative Christian, You’ve been tricked. Hoodwinked. Bamboozled. Sold a bag of goods by snake oil salesmen in sheep’s clothing. I’m sorry you have to find out this way. In a blog post. By a writer you’ve never heard of. If it’s any consolation, I was once in the same position; conflating my Christianity with…
A Bold Prediction: American Evangelicals Will Ignore Jesus, Buy More Guns
“Look, all I’m saying is that if someone wants to do harm to my church family, I’ll have the opportunity to defend myself,” stammered my brother-in-law, Jaren. He aggressively chalked his pool stick, turning attention to a menacing 8-ball with a wide-eyed, ‘and-I-really-don’t-care-what-your-thoughts-are-on-the-matter’ look. My wife’s father nodded agreeably. Jaren recently acquired his concealed weapons…
What Christians Get Wrong About Patriotism, and Standing for the Anthem
“Stand for the Flag. Kneel Before the Cross.” So commands the most recent sign in front of my local, friendly neighborhood reformed church. How obtuse. How misleading. How devastating for Christians. Let’s clear something up immediately: technically speaking, it’s an act of idolatry for any Christian to pledge their allegiance to any kingdom other than…