Monthly archive September, 2011

Numbers Lie: Hacking at Islam

Numbers never tell the whole story--which is why liberal pleas to rely solely on science and facts carry so little weight. Internet years are like dog years.  Way back in 2003 when The Revealer was founded as a joint project between NYU's Journalism Department and The Center for Religion and Media, we placed a more traditional...

Daily Links

Our very own Jo Piazza writes for the Wall Street Journal this week about how one New York synagogue is using the tactics of a political campaign adviser to increase its congregation size. "The best declaration of conservative principles since the Sharon Statement signed at Bill Buckley's home in 1960."  Americans for a...

Yet Another Lifestyle for Ted Haggard

Amy Levin:If you haven’t heard the recent Ted Haggard news (due to living in your closet, or Ted Haggard’s for that matter), the “disgraced pastor” has one more shameful sin to add to his long list: Celebrity Wife Swap. Ex-pastor of New Life megachurch in Colorado Springs, Haggard is infamously known...

Discount Jesus

Ashley Baxstrom: Jesus saves but maybe he shouldn't sell. At least, not cell phones. And especially not during Easter. The Advertising Standards Authority, which governs media advertising and operates kind of like the UK’s version of the FCC, this month banned a publicity campaign from UK mobile retailer Phones 4 U that ran...

Apostasy in Any Other Country

Abby Ohlheiser: Something we're keeping an eye on: Christian Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who faces death for the crime of apostasy, could face execution any time after Wednesday should he refuse to renounce his faith a fourth time. It's an interesting case with a bit more to say than the familiar narrative of persecuted Christianity, partially...

Qu’est qui ce passe en France?

Ashley Baxstrom: What's up with France?  President Nicolas Sarkozy of France joined President Barack Obama here in New York last week to celebrate the 125th anniversary of France’s gift of the Statue of Liberty to the US. The statue was originally dedicated on Oct. 28, 1886 in recognition of the French-American friendship established...

Yoga’s Bondage

Amy Levin:  For most of us, it’s hard to wrap our heads around yoga - yes, this thing everyone is talking about, but also the details about how it got here, where it came from, and what the big deal is. Yoga has become such a part of our vernacular, and yet we seem to...

Is the Left Behind?

Diane Winston tells us what's missing from "Whatever Happened to the American Left?," an opinion piece by Michael Kazin, the editor of Dissent Magazine, which appeared in Sunday's New York Times.  (I pointed a finger at it on Sunday.)  Winston explains that Kazin neglects three important issues in his diagnosis of the invisible, hamstrung Left:...

Happy Rosh Hashanah

Dip your apple in the honey.  Happy New Year!

Giving Evangelicalism Only Another Generation

From "Our Mission to 'Theologically Educate,'" A convocation given by Timothy Tennent, president of Asbury Theological Seminary, at that institution in September.
It may be true that the house of liberal Protestantism has nearly burned to the ground and we’ve been standing there screaming with our water hose for almost a century, but, brothers and...

Our Daily Links, Rant Edition

If you're in New York, you should be making plans to visit the #occupywallstreet folks.  They're being slandered and abused for saying what we all say:  the wealth of the country is being unethically siphoned off the top.  Even if you're not saying that, you believe in unfettered freedom of speech, right? Show...

Free Father Frank

"NOW IS THE TIME FOR EVERY PRO-LIFE PERSON IN AMERICA TO STAND UP AND TAKE ACTION FOR THE BABIES!!!"  Or for Frank Pavone.  Master beggar, "pro-life" activist and Catholic priest who leads Priests for Life, an anti-abortion organization, Pavone has been called back to his home district by his superior, Bishop Zurek, for...