Posts tagged "DEADLINE THEOLOGY"
Girls are for losers.

Girls are for losers.

Ashley Baxstrom: What do women want? Rich, successful husbands, duh. Husbands who will comfortably support them and their bountiful brood. What do men want? Sons, apparently.

Sabbath Reading

It’s just been called to our attention that in our Thursday announcement of our new guide to the God beat, we failed to provide a link to said guide. Apologies. Here it is. Over at Salon, Andrew Greeley wonders if the Catholic vote will turn out for John Kerry. Not if the Church can help it. The National Catholic Reporter tells the sad story...

Shabbat Reads

Doc Searls, who describes himself as a Christian, is nonetheless concerned about the radio range wars being waged by low power religious broadcasters seemingly bent on bumping secular non-commercial radio off the air. A terrifically-researched report. Larry David vs. Steven Spielberg: Who’s funnier? The man who makes a phony reality show out of his own life, or the...

Retire the “Culture War”

Historian Julia Rabig writes in to decode one of journalism’s most abused catchphrases, “culture war”: Just two examples: Lyle Denniston of The Boston Globe informs us that the “Supreme Court plunges back into the nation’s culture wars” this week as arguments unfold in Newdow vs. U.S. Congress. And Charles Lane reports in The Washington Post that amateur lawyer and atheist activist Michael Newdow’s impressive performance before...

Belief Beat

The Revealer will be speaking at a conference, “The Belief Beat: Religion & Journalism,”at Yale Divinity School tonight. Preparations must be made, so we leave you with a few links to stories you might have missed: A scholarly report by Hisham Aidi on “Jihadis in the Hood”; a radio chat show from Chicago’s WBEZ on “The Christian Left” (see “Odyssey,”...

Freestyling

Jimmy Carter is, as ever, diplomatic in his denunciation of the White House’s current religion. In The American Prospect, he tells Ayelish McGarvey that this administration is “maybe strongly influenced by ill-advised theologians….” Y’think? But this is no anti-evangelical rant. Carter, the first evangelical president, sees evangelicals as the swing vote — and suspects they may swing Bush out of office, for...

Just Presupposing…

San Francisco Chronicle religion writer Don Lattin weighs in on disgraced USA Today journo Jack Kelley: “Kelley — who resigned earlier this year amid allegations that he had fabricated stories and plagiarized quotes — was not a religion writer, but he did wear his evangelical Christianity on his sleeve.” And blogger Atrios investigates The World Journalism Institute, an evangelical outfit that’s signed on an impressive roster to...

Oy vey, St. Blog!

St. Blog’s Parish, the Catholic blogosphere that’s rapidly displacing the Catholic print press, is something of a moveable feast. It’s like one of those roaming parties that settles for a brief time in a warehouse or a public park and shakes things up. Since yesterday, a piece of this party has found its way to The...

St. Blog’s Parish

Librarian Rachelle Linner explores the Roman Catholic blogosphere — “St. Blog’s Parish,” as it’s known — and finds it wanting. “The clearest way to understand much of the Catholic blog phenomenon is to perceive it as a form of personal apologetics. Bloggers take advantage of the Internet’s characteristic strengths—openness, low cost, and autonomy (read: no editors)—to engage in...

Instant Religion

What’s worse than a communist? An “ultra-communist,” of course. And there’s only one cure for that disease: Jesus. AP’s Melinda Leitsinger reports from Cambodia on the conversion of “at least a few thousand” former soldiers of the Khmer Rouge. The Lord’s alleged messenger is the Rev. Setan Lee, described on his website as an “instant missionary.” “Instant” may suggest something about the...

High Fretting Over Who You’ll Meet in Heaven

From Caleb Crain‘s review of Richard Wightman Fox‘s Jesus in America in The New York Times a few weeks ago: “Artists of existential anxiety, the Puritans believed that even those who wanted to be saved rarely were. Confidence in salvation was usually a sign of perdition. The best state was a high fret, distrusting one’s faith incessantly…” (emphasis ours). Skip forward to David...

The God-Plus Beat

Aha — now we know why David Kirkpatrick (see “Evangelical Borg”) extracted such a one-note article out of the curiousity (to say the least) that is Patrick Henry College. Reducing stories to the bare bones of conservative vs. liberal is his job. The New York Observer‘s Sridhar Pappu reports that The New York Times has assigned Kirkpatrick to cover “conservative forces in religion, politics, law,...