Evangelical apologists have long been associated with right wing, Republican politics. This continued when Donald Trump ran for president in 2016. In this article, I want to consider what seems to me a disturbing and emerging trend of evangelical apologists moving closer to far right leaders and conspiracy theories. I don’t claim to offer anything […]
Here is an interview I recently did on progressive Christianity, scholarship, and the church. ?
I just wrote a satirical schedule for an apologetics conference. Let me know if you’re interested. I know several suburban megachurches that will host!
In this video, I explain how some evangelical apologists misrepresent a common phrase (and what it really means. ?
In this video, I interact with an excerpt from a new Sean McDowell interview with Alisa Childers in which she makes vague references to “the world” as a mere foil for her own views and appears to endorse a bracing moral skepticism. ?
One of my Twitter followers, Matthew, directed me to a new article posted yesterday by Christian apologist Natasha Crain titled “How Mainstream Media Gaslights Christians (and Everyone Else Who Disagrees with Them).” In the article, Crain points out that the “mainstream media” is biased. While that is true as far as it goes, Crain doesn’t […]
There is arguably no religious community that talks more about “truth” and “defending truth” than evangelical Christians. And yet, from Trump’s big lie and QAnon to the ubiquity of urban legends, evangelicals have shown themselves to be fatuous and often culpably complicit in spreading harmful misinformation. Alas, the falsehoods they spread about progressive Christians are […]
This is a follow-up to my conversation with George Yancey in which I summarize nine objections/concerns with Yancey’s thesis that progressive Christianity and evangelical Christianity constitute distinct religions. ?
In the 2021 book One Faith No Longer: The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America, sociologists George Yancey and Ashlee Quosigk argue that progressive and evangelical Christianity should be viewed as different religions. In this video, I interview Professor Yancey on this provocative thesis. ?
Check out my conversation on progressive Christianity with evangelical Ryan Pauly. ?
Evangelical Christians like Sean McDowell claim that progressive Christians undermine truth. And yet, McDowell’s own interaction with progressive Christianity is characterized by strawmanning, hasty generalization, cherry-picking, and other tools of misinformation. You can’t serve truth by promoting falsehood. ?
Alisa Childers has become very popular in the last few years promoting some scary thing she calls “progressive Christianity”. Sadly, Cameron of Capturing Christianity continues to boost Childers. If you want a capsule summary of how offensive Childers is, take a look at this Frank Turek tweet in which he promotes Childers’ “course” that explains […]