Category Archives: religion

A Patriarch Takes a Fall: Doug Phillips Resigns

Douglas Phillips resigned as director of Vision Forum Ministries a few days ago, citing a “lengthy, inappropriate relationship with a woman” other than his wife, Beall.  You can read his statement here. If you know who Douglas Phillips is at … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Halloween?

(This is one of the first posts I ever wrote, for Civil Religion.  As I’ve started to see a few anti-Halloween items show up in my Facebook feed, I thought it might be time to share it again.) 10-26-09 When … Continue reading

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Ken Ham spreads the good news (just kidding)

No. No, no, no, no, no. This is not how we “reach out” to atheists, people. For the record, I am well aware of the billboards that groups like the American Atheists and the Freedom from Religion Foundation have put … Continue reading

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Palate Cleansing Post: Dogs, Questlove and Derek Webb

After a heavy post like the last one, I always feel like you deserve a break.  Also, I only have like, 15 minutes to write this post.  And I’m a slow writer.  So I’m keeping it short, and light. Firstly, … Continue reading

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Grace in the Valley of Baka

This is one of my favorite passages from the Psalms, specifically from Psalm 84: Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a … Continue reading

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A footnote on modesty: for my children

There are definitely pitfalls in the teaching of modesty, and I appreciate you opening them up for consideration and discussion. In the past such criticism has made me uncomfortable, firstly because I fear a straw-man representation of the culture I … Continue reading

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A footnote on modesty: Why no one gets to drop the mic

I received more responses than usual to the modesty post, both here and on Facebook.  Thank you!  Some of you had follow up questions challenging me to propose an alternative to what I was critiquing, especially in regard to parenting.  … Continue reading

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