Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Are you voting for Trump because of abortion? do you refuse to vote for Biden because of abortion? It so, please watch this video
  2. An 88-year-old evangelical woman will cast her first vote for a Democrat in November
  3. Western Michigan pastor resigns over Trumpism in his congregation
  4. Evangelical pastor John Piper is “baffled” that so many Christians support Trump
  5. Pat Robertson: Trump will win, the country will be torn apart, an asteroid will hit the earth, and the rapture will come
  6. Twitter locks account of court evangelical Charlie Kirk
  7. Trump issues a proclamation on character (yes, you read that correctly)
  8. Pro-life evangelicals for Biden
  9. This interview tells us a lot about John MacArthur and the movement he represents
  10. Pro-Life evangelicals for Biden

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. An 88-year-old evangelical woman will cast her first vote for a Democrat in November
  2. A veteran pastor on evangelical support for Trump
  3. Excommunicate me please!
  4. What Franklin Graham said about the “private sins” of Bill Clinton in 1998
  5. Today in the New York Daily News: “An evangelical Christian on the president’s damage to his faith community.”
  6. Pro-life evangelicals for Biden
  7. Who’s afraid of critical race theory?
  8. Notre Dame professors ask Amy Coney Barrett to “halt” the nomination process until after the election
  9. What James Dobson said in 1998 about moral character and the presidency
  10. This interview tells us a lot about John MacArthur and the movement he represents

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last of The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Pro-Life evangelicals for Biden
  2. Three former evangelical seminary presidents now support “Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden”
  3. Court evangelical Eric Metaxas on Trump: “Is there anyone like unto him?”
  4. An 88-year-old evangelical woman will cast her first vote for a Democrat in November
  5. The meaning of the Pence fly
  6. Trump’s unprecedented meltdown. We’ve never seen anything like this before
  7. Court evangelical: Kamala Harris has a “Jezebel spirit” and is a satanic “chameleon” secretly working as an “Obama surrogate”
  8. Court evangelicals are getting COVID-19
  9. Unmasked court evangelicals were at the Barrett announcement
  10. More on the Ravi Zacharias day spa scandal

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. James Dobson in September 1998 vs. James Dobson in September 2020
  2. Evangelical theologian Wayne Grudem believes that Trump does not tell lies. Also, anyone who believes Trump is trying to “divide us” is “bearing false witness”
  3. Early court evangelical reaction to last night’s debate
  4. Amy Coney Barrett and the “Kingdom of God”
  5. The New York Times gets access to Trump’s tax returns and it’s not pretty
  6. More court evangelical responses to the first presidential debate
  7. We deserved last night’s debate. We didn’t deserve last night’s debate.
  8. Should liberals fear Amy Coney Barrett?
  9. What does Donald Trump really think about the court evangelicals?
  10. People of Praise and South Bend, Indiana

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Amy Coney Barrett and the “Kingdom of God”
  2. Who’s afraid of critical race theory
  3. Trump’s Supreme Court appointee should get a hearing and a vote
  4. The Trump White House does American history
  5. Falwell Jr. wrap-up at The Washington Post
  6. Court evangelical Franklin Graham: America has reached a “boiling point?”
  7. This interview tells us a lot about John MacArthur and the movement he represents
  8. Out of the Zoo: The Stoning of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  9. Robert Jeffress suggests that Tim Keller is a “wimpy Christian” who has “cloaked” his “cowardice in theology”
  10. Spring Arbor University and the “scandal of the evangelical college”

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Michael Cohen alleges that Trump called evangelical beliefs “bulls–t.”
  2. Peter Hitchens vs. First Things on COVID-19 and free speech
  3. Theologian Miroslav Volf on Christian Trumpism
  4. What is happening (once again) at Taylor University?
  5. Rod Dreher defends the “Little Hitler” philosophy professor at Taylor University
  6. This interview tells us a lot about John MacArthur and the movement he represents
  7. Trump and critical race theory: What is really going on?
  8. Reforming Liberty University in the post-Falwell era should begin with the Falkirk Center
  9. Wayne Grudem is still defending Trump
  10. Those who are defending Trump’s comments about American veterans. And those who are not

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. John MacArthur: “There is no pandemic.” Those who believe otherwise have been deceived by Satan.
  2. Court evangelical Eric Metaxas is caught on camera sucker-punching an anti-Trump protester
  3. Court evangelical Eric Metaxas threw a punch at an anti-Trump protester on Thursday night. What did he say about it today?
  4. Court evangelical Eric Metaxas begins his self-defense after throwing a punch at an anti-Trump protester
  5. This interview tells us a lot about John MacArthur and the movement he represents
  6. There is nothing new about what happened to conservative evangelicals this week. But how will they respond?
  7. Roger Stone visits a Tennessee church to talk about his conversion, but spends most of the time talking about pro-Trump politics
  8. Metaxas: “It just happened.”
  9. John MacArthur’s views on slavery sound eerily familiar
  10. A ‘progressive evangelical thinker’ responds to the Eric Metaxas punch”

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Court evangelical: Kamala Harris has a “Jezebel spirit” and is a satanic “chameleon” secretly working as an “Obama surrogate”
  2. An evangelical reader grieves for the church in the age of Trump
  3. Are you ready for DNC bingo?
  4. The conservative evangelical defense of Jerry Falwell Jr. has begun
  5. Charlie Kirk of Liberty University’s Falkirk Center has a Twitter meltdown while watching the DNC convention
  6. Wayne Grudem is still defending Trump
  7. David and Tim Barton: The Boston Tea Party was not a “riot.” Don’t you know they called it a “party?”
  8. Why did Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. post a picture of himself with his pants unbuckled, underwear showing, a glass of “wine” in his hand, and his arm around a woman’s waist?”
  9. Why did the Liberty University Board of Trustees put Jerry Falwell Jr. on indefinite leave?
  10. Michelle Obama’s DNC convention speech was deeply Christian

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Why did Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. post a picture of himself with his pants unbuckled, underwear showing, a glass of “wine” in his hand, and his arm around a woman’s waist?
  2. The faith of Kamala Harris
  3. Why did the Liberty University Board of Trustees put Jerry Falwell Jr. on indefinite leave?
  4. Wayne Grudem is still defending Trump
  5. What are the court evangelicals saying about Kamala Harris?
  6. David Barton says 19th-century Christians who used the Bible to defend slavery were “the exception, not the rule”
  7. Court evangelical: Trump “cusses” because he no longer has time to watch “gospel television”
  8. Jerry Falwell Jr. just designed his own Blackface COVID-19 mask; faculty member resigns immediately
  9. What is going on with John MacArthur and Romans 13?
  10. Liberty University names Jerry Prevo acting president of Liberty University. He’s a Falwell family loyalist.

 

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Why did Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. post a picture of himself with his pants unbuckled, underwear showing, a glass of “wine” in his hand, and his arm around a woman’s waist?
  2. Jerry Falwell Jr. just designed his own Blackface COVID-19 mask; faculty member resigns immediately
  3. Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. apologizes for his racist tweet
  4. What is happening at Spring Arbor University?
  5. Falwell: “I’m gonna try to be a good boy from here on out.”
  6. Evangelical pastor John MacArthur suggests churches that remain closed during COVID-19 are not “true” churches
  7. What is going on with John MacArthur and Romans 13?
  8. Now John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church WILL NOT open tomorrow
  9. Joe Biden’s National Faith Engagement Director is an evangelical Christian
  10. Was Jesus White? Michael Gerson on Eric Metaxas’s recent claim

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. What is going on with John MacArthur and Romans 13?
  2. Now John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church WILL NOT open tomorrow
  3. Court evangelical: “Jesus was white”
  4. Court evangelicals rally around a new pro-Trump documentary titled “Trump 2024: The World After Trump”
  5. What is Trump doing during John Lewis’s funeral?
  6. More reporting on Wheaton College’s ousting of Rev. Tim Blackmon
  7. Thoughts on Daniel Feller’s plenary address at SHEAR 2020
  8. Court evangelicals gather in Georgia
  9. Sean Wilentz on our current moment
  10. Roger Stone has converted to the Christian Right and he is telling Eric Metaxas all about it

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Thoughts on Daniel Feller’s plenary address at SHEAR 2020
  2. SHEAR calls for its president to resign (and some thoughts on today’s Twitter mob)
  3. What the largest news magazine in Europe is saying about the United States president
  4. George Will will vote for Biden
  5. When an organization of historians (SHEAR) abandons historical perspective
  6. Evangelical quit lit
  7. Taibbi: “If you’re not a Trump fan and can’t reason with the other thing either, what’s left?
  8. Trump’s campaign of fear
  9. Court Evangelical says that “no one who takes their faith seriously” is going to vote for Biden
  10. Dietrich Bonhoeffer on stupidity

Alan Jacobs on the return of Andrew Sullivan’s blog The Dish

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Baylor University’s Alan Jacobs raises some good points about Andrew Sullivan’s return to blogging (if you can all it that). Here is a taste of his post at Snakes and Ladders:

I’m really glad to learn that The Dish is returning — especially in a form that will allow Andrew to write fewer but longer pieces than he did in the old days, and, I trust, by such means to retain his sanity. The former Dish was pedal-to-the-metal every single day, and even Andrew, the hack than whom no sharper can be conceived, couldn’t over the long term flourish at that pace, either emotionally or intellectually.

A slower-paced Dish of his own is surely the best venue for Andrew, who is the most independent of thinkers and therefore a constant threat to the “safety” of any colleagues whose mental cabinets have just two pigeonholes, Correct people and Evil people. (Apparently at New York most of his colleagues were two-pigeonholers.) I subscribed instantly, and I know I won’t regret it.

But Andrew is not the only thoughtful and unclubbable journalist who’s going indie these days, and that poses a problem for me. In that introductory message I linked to above, Andrew mentions the similar Substack-based endeavors of Jesse Singal and Matt Taibbi, and while I think both of those guy as are superb journalists, if I were to subscribe to their work as well as Andrew’s that would cost me 150 bucks a year. I still might do it — but that’s a lot of coin for three voices.

Read the rest here.

Andrew Sullivan is bringing back “The Dish” in a weekly format

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We covered Andrew Sullivan’s departure from New York Magazine here.

In his final column at the magazine, Sullivan announced that he will be returning to independent writing through a new version of his popular blog The Dish.

Here is Sullivan on why he was ousted at New York Magazine:

What has happened, I think, is relatively simple: A critical mass of the staff and management at New York Magazine and Vox Media no longer want to associate with me, and, in a time of ever tightening budgets, I’m a luxury item they don’t want to afford. And that’s entirely their prerogative. They seem to believe, and this is increasingly the orthodoxy in mainstream media, that any writer not actively committed to critical theory in questions of race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity is actively, physically harming co-workers merely by existing in the same virtual space. Actually attacking, and even mocking, critical theory’s ideas and methods, as I have done continually in this space, is therefore out of sync with the values of Vox Media. That, to the best of my understanding, is why I’m out of here.

Two years ago, I wrote that we all live on campus now. That is an understatement. In academia, a tiny fraction of professors and administrators have not yet bent the knee to the woke program — and those few left are being purged. The latest study of Harvard University faculty, for example, finds that only 1.46 percent call themselves conservative. But that’s probably higher than the proportion of journalists who call themselves conservative at the New York Times or CNN or New York Magazine. And maybe it’s worth pointing out that “conservative” in my case means that I have passionately opposed Donald J. Trump and pioneered marriage equality, that I support legalized drugs, criminal-justice reform, more redistribution of wealth, aggressive action against climate change, police reform, a realist foreign policy, and laws to protect transgender people from discrimination. I was one of the first journalists in established media to come out. I was a major and early supporter of Barack Obama. I intend to vote for Biden in November. 

And here is the announcement:

So, yeah, after being prodded for years by Dishheads, I’m going to bring back the Dish.

I’ve long tried to figure out a way to have this kind of lively community without endangering my health and sanity. Which is why the Weekly Dish, which launches now, is where I’ve landed. The Weekly Dish will be hosted by Substack, a fantastic company that hosts an increasingly impressive number of individual free thinkers, like Jesse Singal and Matt Taibbi. There is a growing federation of independent thinkers and writers not subject to mainstream media’s increasingly narrow range of acceptable thought.

The initial basic formula — which, as with all things Dish, will no doubt evolve — is the following: this three-part column, with perhaps a couple of added short posts or features (I probably won’t be able to resist); a serious dissent section, where I can air real disagreement with my column, and engage with it constructively and civilly; a podcast, which I’ve long wanted to do, but never found a way to fit in; and yes, reader window views again, and the return of The View From Your Window contest. I’m able to do all this because Chris Bodenner, the guru of the Dish in-box and master of the Window View contest, is coming back to join me. He’ll select the dissents, as he long did, in ways that will put me on the spot.

Read the entire piece here.

Most popular post of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. What the largest news magazine in Europe is saying about the United States president
  2. Why an evangelical college president quit after Trump got elected
  3. N.T. Wright and Francis Collins perform their song “Genesis”
  4. The Complicit Court Evangelicals
  5. Liberty University files $10 million lawsuit against The New York Times
  6. What is going on at Wheaton College?
  7. Monday night court evangelical roundup
  8. Is Donald Trump an Antichrist?
  9. Dietrich Bonhoeffer on stupidity
  10. More reporting on the ousting of Wheaton College’s chaplain

Andrew Sullivan is out at *New York Magazine*

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Andrew Sullivan, one of the greatest bloggers to ever live, will no longer be writing his regular column at New York Magazine.

Here is CNN:

Columnist and blogger Andrew Sullivan is leaving New York magazine, his professional home since 2016, he announced Tuesday.

“This will be my last week at New York Magazine,” Sullivan tweeted. “I’m sad because the editors I worked with there are among the finest in the country, and I am immensely grateful to them for vastly improving my work. I’m also proud of the essays and columns I wrote at NYM – some of which will be published in a collection of my writing scheduled for next year.”

Sullivan did not directly state his reason for leaving but said on Twitter that it was “pretty self-evident” and the “broader questions involved” would be discussed in his last column on Friday.

Read the rest here.

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Wednesday night court evangelical roundup
  2. What happened in Gettysburg this weekend?
  3. What is going on at Wheaton College?
  4. Dietrich Bonhoeffer on stupidity
  5. Monday night court evangelical roundup
  6. Harper’s Magazine publishes “A Letter on Justice and Open Debate”
  7. Tuesday night court evangelical roundup
  8. Mike Pence visits First Baptist-Dallas for “Freedom Sunday.” He and Robert Jeffress show us what idolatry looks like.
  9. Is Donald Trump an Antichrist?
  10. What the largest news magazine in Europe is saying about the President of the United States

Most popular posts of the last week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Mike Pence visit First Baptist-Dallas for “Freedom Sunday.” He and Robert Jeffress show us what idolatry looks like
  2. What the largest news magazine in Europe is saying about the United States president
  3. What if Donald Trump published an academic article?
  4. More on the Cedarville University scandal
  5. Monday night court evangelical roundup
  6. What does the Bible say about the Antichrist?
  7. Is Donald trump an Antichrist?
  8. Wednesday night court evangelical roundup
  9. Dietrich Bonhoeffer on stupidity
  10. Gordon-Reed: “There are far more dangerous threats to history” than the removal of monuments.”