"Seek out the society of your boon companions, drink, play, talk bawdy, and amuse yourself. One must sometimes commit a sin out of hate and contempt for the Devil, so as not to give him the chance to make one scrupulous over mere nothings…" –Luther

Huh. The quick edit ate the link. Also, why has the Publish button been removed? This makes the QE box completely useless.


All you Christian pastors preaching a non-judgmental message of reconciliation and love on the subject of sex and the single Christian can sleep in peace tonight. You’ve gotten through to the young folks. The important thing is to always remember that if you reject the world’s message of spending your most fertile, healthy years pursuing […]

I think what gets me is that some Christians really think the reason we don’t get along with the secular left is that we’re not nice enough and don’t “put enough emphasis on justice” or whatever. Like every time the left escalates its bullying over the gay issues, you’ll see a flurry of soul-searching articles […]

No, it means “It would be much easier for me to crush your face under my boot if you’d just stop struggling already.”

I’m So Sick Of the Religious Right’s Culture War

Gosh! Come on, conservatives! Stop being such aggressive culture warriors!

I wonder if the early Church managed to spread the Gospel without donating large sums of cash to pagan temple prostitutes.

The goal of the left-wing culture warriors is not simply to get gay marriage legalized, get more women hired as “tech evangelists” at the same salaries as the engineers who produce the actual tech, or allow men who wear women’s clothing to use the ladies’ room. It is to make it impossible for anyone who […]

So brave.

Why can’t you partner in service to the poor with people who disagree with you without taking orders from the liberal hegemons? Why can’t the liberal hegemons partner in service to the poor with Christians without demanding that everything be subservient to the demands of sexual deviants, always, all the time, everywhere? Why can’t left-wing […]

I think the mainline denominations should just cut to the chase and proclaim that the department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley is infallibly guided by the Holy Spirit to lead the Church into all truth when speaking ex cathedra.


I always took it to mean people who identify more or less with evangelicalism on some kind of basic theological level (Michael died both a Baptist and a believer in open communion), but no longer feel at home in its institutions or culture. It’s someone who grew up singing two hymns, hearing a sermon, having […]