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)
“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?
Dear young Christian friend now celebrating the SCOTUS gay marriage ruling, you are naive…and you are a fundamentalist. Please hear me out. I do not want to offend. I am trying to just be honest. If I am wrong, then prove it. Make your case. I’ll listen. But I mean this with all genuine concern. … More Gay marriage, the slippery slope and the naivete of the new fundamentalists.