Posts tagged "becky garrison"

Did the Ex-Gay Movement Exodus the Building?

By Becky Garrison Despite recent efforts to mainstream its image, Exodus International, a network of ministries formed over 30 years ago to "mobilizing the body of Christ to minister grace and truth to a world impacted by homosexuality," appears to be on the decline. As reported by Truth Wins Out, a non-profit organization...

Tying Knots

Becky Garrison:  In the battle for marriage equality, a federal appeals court and the Washington State legislature delivered both a love letter for same-sex couples and a Valentine's Day massacre on society, depending on one's interpretation of civil liberties and the institution of marriage. On February 7, 2012, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared California's Proposition...

Give Us This Day Our Daily Links

Gingrich is in. How he'll appeal to the social conservatives is anyone's guess.  || As Speaker Boehner plans his commencement speech for Catholic University of America, dozens of prominent Catholics have written him a letter that calls his policies "anti-life."  || Becky Garrison has pointed us to John Shore's analysis of the...

Give Us This Day Our Daily Links

Should astrophysicist Martin Rees have accepted the Templeton Prize he was awarded last week?  ||  This is what blasphemy looks like:  A group of French Catholics has defaced Serrano's Piss Christ.  ||  Nickelodeon premiered a new children's TV show on Sunday, "Freedom to believe...or Not."  ||  The death of God is...

John Piper v. Rob Bell:
Battle for the Soul of Evangelical Christianity?

by Becky Garrison Rob Bell, a bestselling Christian author and founder of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids became a top trend on Twitter last week after Justin Taylor posted a blog article titled "Rob Bell: Universalist?"  Taylor, vice president at Crossways International, a Christian educational non-profit, based his commentary on select chapters...

God’s Labor in Wisconsin

Becky Garrison (who writes for The Revealer sometimes) looks at the outspokenness of a Wisconsin Catholic Bishop regarding the rights of workers there.   She writes at The Guardian:
While the US Catholic church traditionally sides with Republican interests in promoting a pro-life agenda, the archdiocese of Milwaukee threw its support behind the unions...

Hate Groups: Notes from SPLC’s Web Conference

Becky Garrison: Effective next year, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a non-profit civil rights organization, will add The Family Research Council (FRC)  and 12 other anti-gay organizations to the list of hate groups they monitor.  On December 7, 2010, SPLC President Richard Cohen and SPLC's Intelligence Project Director Mark Potok held a half-hour...

Inflating or Deflating Beck?

Becky Garrison: In her article for Washington Post's On Faith blog about Glenn Beck and the Comedy Central rallies this weekend, Jennifer Butler neglects to mention that Faith in Public Life is the online host for Faithful America. As I noted in my post for The Revealer, Faithful America continue to protest Beck’s rantings in the hopes such advocacy efforts will...

SNL’s Humor Can’t Top The “Restoring Honor” Rally

Becky Garrison, who's current feature for The Revealer looks at the ways in which "social justice" has been made a dirty term, writes to us today with a satirical piece about Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington DC.  SNL's been outdone?  Has Beck become his own best satirist? Saturday Night Live creator...

What Beck’s Marching For:
Making Social Justice Unjust

by Becky Garrison Look for the words social justice or economic justice on your church website. If you find it, run as fast as you can. --Glenn Beck, March 2, 2010 Since Beck uttered this and related comments on his radio show, much ink has been spilled decrying his analysis of one of the basic tenets of...

Jesus Died for This? Book Launch

Sort your recipes!  Becky Garrison's launching her new book, Jesus Died for This?, with a potluck at Radical Living, a Christian community in Brooklyn. Date: August 28, 2010 Time: 4pm-7pm Location: Radical Living, 32 Hart Street, Brooklyn RSVP: jesusdiedforthis@gmail.com

Ordained Into the Abstract:
What does “Anglican” Mean?

In Christopher Armstrong's brief history of U.S. fundamentalism, he cites that in the 1970s, “the movement began a tectonic shift from protecting theological truths in infra-denominational fights to guarding 'Christian morality' in a nation specially chosen by God.” As part of this shifting, terms like “evangelical” (Good News) and “Christian” (follower of Jesus Christ)...