By Ashley Baxstrom The first rule of Fight Club is, you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is, you talk about Jesus at Fight Club.
By Alex Thurston 9/11 changed the trajectory of Islamic humanitarian agencies in Africa and around the world...The US government suspected some Islamic charities of not really being charities at all, but rather fronts for transnational terrorist funding.
What’s missing here, and in so many similar arguments, is that religion works.
Joe McKnight: Walter Wink was, among other things, an outspoken critic of the “biblically-based” homophobia that has long plagued Christianity.
Joe McKnight: Mark Oppenheimer’s explanation of liberation theology underscores the theology’s fundamental principles which are often wholly overlooked or deliberately maligned by President Obama’s detractors.
Ashley Baxstrom: Ohio just keeps embarrassing the buckeye out of me (and that’s only on Jezebel). I can’t get a break. This week, however, it’s more of a middling sigh-and-shake-my-head feeling than an outright pounding in my temples. The culprit? Anti-abortion demonstrators protesting at the state Capitol. What are they...
Ashley Baxstrom: In squint-at-the-screen-to-be-sure news, The Raw Story reports that a church in Oregon is suing a woman for posting negative reviews on Google. Of course it’s more complicated than that. To review: Julie Anne Smith left the Beaverton Grace Bible Church a few years ago. She claims she and her family were shunned by...
Hear Kathryn Joyce, The Revealer's former managing editor, talk about personhood bills, the Quiverfull movement, and the patriarchy movement here, on Tulsa public radio. Nicole Neroulias writes at The Scoop that despite common reporting, same sex marriage is about a lot more than religion. Yesterday the USCCB spelled out exactly...
Becky Garrison on the political positions played by media, voters, advocates and the president on Amendment One.
Jim Davis on the death of a predatory priest. Amy Levin on liberalism and feminism. The Immanent Frame's fantastic "Politics of Religious Freedom" series. Catholics roll up their sleeves over a Wendell Berry lecture. Hasidic Jews trying to stay out of court. Rowan Williams on the blood market.