A ‘How to’ Guide for the Publicity Hungry ‘Christian’

These days there’s nothing easier for the publicity questing news hungry than getting your name plastered all over Religion News Service (@RNS).

  • Deny any vestige of orthodox Christian faith.  That means be pro marriage equality, anti conservative values, and anti biblical literacy.
  • Replace the Bible with ‘your view’.  Scripture will just cause you problems, so it’s best if you ignore it.  But if you must discuss it, eisegete, eisegete, eisegete.
  • Be anything but a theologian.  RNS dislikes actual theologians and you will hardly ever see one cited or discussed.  Instead, your profession of choice must be ‘journalist’ or ‘Christian author’.  ESPECIALLY if you’re of the female persuasion.  You’re a shoe in if you are anything but a white male theological type.  The less theological training you actually have, the better!  Hells bells, if you’ve never read a page of theology, you’re king of the land, king of the blind, leader in the land of the blind!

That’s it.  Those three steps will ensure that, as soon as you tweet or write, RNS will pick it up and spew it across their pages and social media.