Posts tagged "America"
In the News: Prisons Churches, Museums, and, of course, Hobby Lobby

In the News: Prisons Churches, Museums, and, of course, Hobby Lobby

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
What's more American than church and beer!

What’s more American than church and beer!

by Ashley Baxstrom Forget everything you think you know about America.

The Kids Are Alright

The editors of The New Republic argue in this week’s edition that the Supreme Court should allow the words “under God” to remain in the Pledge of Allegiance, since “even schoolchildren understand that the Pledge is a patriotic rather than a religious exercise.” In its attempt to respect the role of religion in American history, TNR gives it a...

Rant du Jour

Orion isn’t classified as a religion magazine, but it should be. Its mix of eco-notions and ideas, romanticization of the simple life, and assaults on the vulgarity of mass cult mark it as heir to The Dial, Ralph Waldo Emerson‘s journal of one of the major American faiths, transcendentalism. Then, as now, it is a spiritual practice...