"Now begin in the middle, and later learn the beginning; the end will take care of itself." ~Harlan Ellison, Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman I thought I had left this cult after two years, after my baby died. I now realize it has taken more like ten years. Ten years of slowly untangling myself and … Continue reading How I Left a Cult
A recent Christian Post article featured a new author and her forthcoming book, When We Were on Fire: A Memoir of Consuming Faith, Tangled Love and Starting Over, by Addie Zierman. The author is 30 years old, a mother of two, and a self-described former church "cynic". She was raised in an evangelical church, participated … Continue reading The Prodigal Cynics
The headlines read: "Mark Driscoll: Christians Facing Darker Days; 'The Church Is Dying'" and, "Mark Driscoll Pulls Up to Church Service in Hearse to Ask, 'Will Christianity Have a Funeral or a Future?'" I have to laugh at his antics (or I'll scream), but then, it isn't just Driscoll. Many, many (but not all) pastors … Continue reading Melodramatic Mark Driscoll & Co.
Why do Christian conference speakers "preach to the choir" so to speak? Why was the Creation Museum (now with a zip line!) really built when all the people who go, already believe what they teach? Why do pastors (especially megachurch ones) feel the need (and how do they find the time) to publish books about … Continue reading To Market, to Market