So, have you seen the ad… the one from the ad council meant to make us all unbiased? It features various couples behind an x-ray wall: It begins with two skeletons making out behind the wall in front of a growing audience who, like good 21st century voyeurs, look on with growing curiosity until … More They are lying to our faces.
Had the honor of guest posting on a friend’s blog on Patheos. You can link it here. Excerpt: As a religion scholar and now a philosophy student I have given some serious consideration to what ‘fundamentalism’ actually means. If the term is to be useful at all, it cannot be merely an insult; it must … More Hashtags, Prayers, and Progressive Fundamentalists: A Lesson from Sister Simone –
I am so sick of progressive Christians pointing out hypocrisy that simply doesn’t exist on a large scale. Are there some conservative “Christians” that fight abortion tooth and nail but do nothing to help single moms, sure. But there are countless conservative Christians deeply committed to helping the poor and the powerless. As I have … More The Nation-State of Israel and the Place of Our Hypocrisy (1)
I spent 14 years in university ministry. I eventually got out because I believe that the ministry needs to take place from within the church itself…not as a para-church offshoot. There are so many things I could say about this reality, but what is important here is our specific failure to really impact students when … More Liturgies of Life: a culture transformed
James K A Smith in Desiring the Kingdom discusses the way in which we are formed and live at a precognitive level. Our “worldview,” for lack of a better term, is more than just intellectual ideas; it is the entirety of how we approach the world. And we are “taught,” or better yet, “formed” by … More Liturgies of life: Introduction
I was all for the confederate flag coming down from the SC State House when the Republican Governor David Beasley tried to do so about 15 years ago. But at least now the big racist symbol is down. We have all done our task to rid the world of evil. Let’s be sure to congratulate … More So when do we get to remove this offensive racist symbol?
“New” might be imprecise. Fundamentalism is a heresy with a rich history (you can get a little bit of background here–though it is an older paper and I have more to say now), and the fundamentalist Christians that support gay marriage are not that different from their right wing fundamentalist parents.There really is nothing “new” … More The New Fundamentalists?