October 20, 2017

The boy at the beach . . . and how I killed him

The Boy At The Beach....and How I Killed Him How being fat and being me became the same thing by Michael Spencer I have a picture of myself, around 13 years old I think, standing with my mom and her brothers on the beach of a … [Continue reading...]

An appetite for fanaticism

An Appetite for Fanaticism Is there something wrong with saying "You've gone too far"? by Michael Spencer It occurred to me this week, while observing a group of religious fanatics putting on a public demonstration of … [Continue reading...]

A slow drive over the edge

A Slow Drive Over The Edge An analysis of fanaticism among evangelical Christians by Michael Spencer NOTE: Several weeks ago, I published an essay on IM on the subject of religious fanaticism. Since that time, I've continued … [Continue reading...]

Dear Rev. Falwell

Dear Rev. Falwell by Michael Spencer "I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for … [Continue reading...]

If It Looks Like an Evangelical Skunk…

If It Looks Like an Evangelical Skunk... (Or Why You Can Leave Me Behind Too) by Michael Spencer I think Jan Crouch's hair is the darnest thing since the Tower of Babel. I think Benny Hinn is sincere, but probably unstable. I … [Continue reading...]

Why I’m not a preacher, and why that’s a good thing

Why I’m not a Preacher, and why that’s a good thing We don't need more preachers. We need better ones. by Bill MacKinnon If you, gentle reader, have gotten past the title and are actually reading this article, you may be … [Continue reading...]

Universalism, Lynchburg Style

Universalism, Lynchburg Style A Falwellian Theologian's valiant struggle to not fall over the cliff by Michael Spencer Christ died for the sins of everyone. Right? Seems simple enough. When I was journeying towards Calvinism, … [Continue reading...]

Education and The Painful Failure of Circular Reasoning

Education and The Painful Failure of Circular Reasoning by Michael Spencer That feeling you have of going in an endless and meaningless circle? It's the pain of circular logic. The fact is your mechanic IS the problem with … [Continue reading...]

Stalking the DVD Antichrist

Stalking The DVD Antichrist It's the end of worship as we know it...and we feel fine. by Michael Spencer I spotted the Antichrist today. He looked back at me from an ad in a flyer from a major Christian retailer, which shall … [Continue reading...]

Defending the dufus President

Defending The Dufus President by Michael Spencer I have never written about my own journey from liberalism to conservatism, and I won't be doing so anytime soon. When I was an enthusiastic liberal- I once journeyed hours to … [Continue reading...]