(Picture via chicagomag.com) Bryan Smith of Chicago magazine has penned an exposé of First Baptist Church of Hammond’s long history of harboring abusers that ran in this Sunday’s Chicago Magazine. Although I’m not cited in the article, I did speak with Bryan before he wrote this about the background of fundamentalism and the culture of [...]
Because I didn’t realize that my polling place operates on Central time, I had an hour to stand in line this morning and ponder the imponderables about the state of our nation, the state of Alabama, and the etiquette of pulling out a snack-sized coffee cake for breakfast when you didn’t bring enough for everyone. [...]
This proof-texting thing is way too easy. (And works just as well from the left as it does from the right, for what it’s worth.)
Here I was thinking that this sort of thing was just rain (and sustained winds) falling on the just and unjust. But thanks to defendproclaimthefaith.org, I now know that it’s a judgment of God for America’s lack of support for Israel. I should have known. It was obvious. I don’t know how I missed it.
Multiple readers have informed me that FBC Hammond is voting in a new church constitution that includes this little gem for its members on page 21: Here’s the truth: you can’t give up your right to sue. I know because my alma mater tried something very similar to this with its students but they still [...]