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 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?
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.
I lost my job recently, and I’m struggling to find another one. I have a wife and five kids and had just gotten settled enough to move into our dream neighborhood into a lease with option to buy. That option seems to have disappeared disappointingly quickly. I stand to lose a lot; I know the … More Why Jim Wallis is wrong on the “Shutdown”