Posts tagged "elissa lerner"

Outside the Law: Cheryl Perich and the First Amendment

There’s nothing quite like a First Amendment dispute to illuminate the subtleties of interpreting separation of church and state. By Elissa Lerner Last week, the Supreme Court ruled for the first time to uphold a forty year-old practice known as the “ministerial exception” in the case of Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School vs. Equal Employment Opportunity...

The Dream of Full Unity: The Catholic Church Invites Anglicans to Come On Over

by Elissa Lerner After so much fanfare surrounding the surprise election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan to the presidency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) this past fall, or even the Pope's recent blessing of Facebook, perhaps the greatest shock in the Catholic world is the near silence regarding the three bishops,...

Imagination Standing in for Belief

by Elissa Lerner If you walk into the Gottesman Exhibition Hall at the New York Public Library right now, you can’t help but notice a wave of warm, damp air. In an exhibition that could easily have been expanded to fill the more heavily trafficked halls of museums like the Met, the New York Public Library...

Scripture from Narnia

Elissa Lerner writes at The New Yorker Book Bench blog:
When was the last time you read the Bible? According to the Pew Forum, about thirty-seven per cent of Americans say they read the Bible at least once a week. According to the introduction of the "C.S. Lewis Bible," an edition of the New Revised Standard...