Whom to contact to say NO! to federal financial support to SBC leaders

If you do not want taxpayer money to be used by corrupt SBC leaders to entrench themselves even further and engage in their usual swamp nepotism, then let your concerns be known to these people: Nancy Pelosi https://pelosi.house.gov/contact-me/email-me . Pelosi is the Speaker of the House, the highest ranking member of the House of Representatives.…

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Remember “we ain’t gonna play Sun City”? How about “we ain’t gonna fund SBC”?

In a May 7, 2020 post at the ERLC website, Russell Moore showcases a letter he sent to Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Chuck Schumer, and Mitch McConnell. In this letter Moore pleads for more federal dollars so that religious organizations like the SBC can weather the coronavirus crisis better. He wants charities, charitable nonprofits, and…

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On Racism

I’ve seen a lot of people posting about the killing of a black man by vigilantes. It seems always that racial strife comes back each time we think we may have moved past it. Each generation alive, it seems, has to experience racial conflict as a new and shocking betrayal when we are youths, then…

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Time for some Old Testament wisdom, and a drop of Friedrich Nietzsche

I have been freed from the shackles that oppressed me when the Southern Baptist Convention employed, and therefore controlled me. Now I do not have to feel bad about quoting taboo writers anymore. For instance, let’s take Friedrich Nietzsche. When you work in an evangelical college, whenever the topic turns to literature or philosophy, you…

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Higher Ed’s been rotten a long time: see what I wrote about it in 2011.

The origins of the United Statesuniversity system. The most depressing thing about being a professor is being part of the United States professoriate. I love teaching, scholarship, ideas, and service. But the professoriate is, unfortunately, an integral cog in the machine that is the American academy. And the American academy is literally a feudal, caste-based…

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My translation of a recent Southwestern Baptist Press release

Those of you who follow Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, led by the man pictured below (Adam Greenway) may have become aware of certain controversial occurrences on the Fort Worth campus. Events there are complex, but I have been fortunate enough to study many languages, so my translation skills may help you make sense of things.…

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