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The Religious Left’s Lack of Political Power

The term “religious right” is synonymous with a monolithic voting group defined by its shared religious views and the political views that are derived from it. The “religious left” on the oth …

You Can’t Capture the State and You Can’t Win the Culture War

There is no such thing as a permanent political majority in the United States. All this talk about capturing the state before the left does and battling the culture war to victory just completely miss …

Southern Baptist Attendance Fell To Its Lowest Point In 30 Years

The Southern Baptist denomination fell to its lowest point since 1987 per the evangelical group’s Annual Church Profile. The statistics show that the number of Southern Baptists fell to 14.8 mi …

The Laodicea Church Is Now

John the Revelator’s description of the church in Laodicea seems on target for modern America.

White Hat Red Coat, Do People Actually Believe This?

SNL and The Handmaid’s Tale were combined this weekend in a rant against pro-life laws passed in various states. Comedian Leslie Jones appeared on SNL over the weekend dressed in a red coat and a wh …

Spiritual Grifters Pimp Trump/Cyrus Coins to the Gullible

I’ve written before about Lance Wallnau and Jim Bakker, two unrepentant grifters who prey on the unschooled, gullible, and spiritually ignorant. The world, unfortunately, is a cold and ugly place fo …

The Price of Reconciliation and Becoming Our Brother’s Keeper

Love God and Love Neighbor

Execute The Infant Because It Didn’t Give Its Mother Fair Notice

How rude of the child’s heart to start beating without telling its mother? Georgia just passed a bill that would not permit abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.  The heartbeat bill is bei …

China Has Begun Detaining Muslims. Are Christians Next?

We know that China is notorious for its horrendous human rights track record. The treatment of Chinese people who put their faith in something other than the state is particularly heinous. For years w …

Antisemitism And The Chabad of Poway Synagogue Shooting

There was a manifesto. The other day, DailyMail ran an extensive article on the contents of a manifesto that is likely linked to the synagogue shooter. DailyMail says, The manifesto author wrote that …

Justice in the MCU

Endgame is a poignant masterpiece. Spoilers ahead. At the end of Infinity War, Thanos snapped half of the universe out of existence. As the universe and the Avengers cope, they must ask themselves, as …

Southern Baptist Leaders Are Once Again On Wrong Side of the Abortion Battle

Editor’s Note: Please read this update to this piece. Following the Supreme Court opining that abortion should be legal in all 50 states in 1973, the Southern Baptist Convention’s Baptist …

One More Time With Gusto

It is the height of white, western arrogance to think one can be a Christian while rejecting settled, shared two-thousand year old orthodoxy that has tied together a bunch of Christians who agree on a …

Terrorists Attack Christians Worshipping at Church in Sri Lanka

A series of terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka targeted Christians at Easter church services yesterday, along with hotels containing international travelers. Suicide bombers behind the attacks caused six …

Not To Go Full Tom Nichols On Y’all, But…

Tom Nichols has a great book called The Death of Expertise. The subtitle captures the basic point: “The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters.” Now, Tom is best known t …

“Easter Worshippers” Is Fine

Two hundred people were killed in Sri Lanka, many of them worshipping in churches for Easter. Several American politicians, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, referred to them as “Easte …

The Extraordinary Elite Privilege at Union Theological Seminary

I really enjoy Nicholas Kristof’s interviews with theologians and this one is no different, but I am struck by the extraordinary privilege claimed by Serene Jones, the president of Union Th …

Happy Easter

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared.

And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not fin …

The Good Friday Show

You can subscribe to my radio show podcast in iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, Spreaker, Soundcloud, etc. by searching for The Erick Erickson Show. You can also listen to my annual Good Friday Show with …

“It is Finished” – The Big Picture of the Bible

The Apostle John records: When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.  (John 19:30) “It is finished.”  To understa …

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