Posts tagged "evangelicalism"

Daily Links 09 August 2005

Polish Your Headship From Vision Forum, a San Antonio-based organization that offers books, toys, retreats, and “biblical law” training sessions from a Christian Reconstructionist perspective: The Vision Forum catalogue “In defense of the biblical family, we today join faithful Christians across this great land by choosing sides in a fight. Like William Barret Travis before the...

Daily Links 24 January 2005

Don’t Play with Sri Lanka Evangelical relief workers have reached Sri Lanka, which has been a hotbed of religious contention since long before the tsunami. Christian missionaries there claim persecution at the hands of the Buddhist majority, citing the more than 100 churches which have been attacked by Buddhist extremists; and Buddhists charge that Christians...

God is in the Retails

God is in the Retails 16 December 2004 Why does evangelical Christian capitalism seem so strange to the rest of the world? Shaking the World for Jesus: Media and Conservative Evangelical Culture Heather Hendershot. University of Chicago Press. Rapture Culture: Left Behind in Evangelical America Amy Johnson Frykholm. Oxford University Press. By Omri Elisha Creation...

Daily Links 30 November 2004

“That’s Simply Not True.” Cheers to Anderson Cooper for breaking out of the “objectivity” mold that usually lets guys like Jerry Falwell present theology as fact. God / Spy Retired FBI Special Agent Jim Olhson reviews two new books about espionage: “From early in my involvement as a Christian working with national security, I have marveled at the striking...

Daily Links 22 November 2004

Our Christian Son-of-a-Bitch Far from Falluja there’s another battle raging that’s just as vicious and even more dangerous in its implications. But the American press is for the most part ignoring the civil war in West Africa’s Ivory Coast, since it involves nobody, really, just Africans and the French. Which is whyDouglas Farah‘s overview of the...

God’s Awful Music, Pure & Clean

God’s Awful Music, Pure & Clean 17 November 2004 “We have been given a terrible choice: Michael Landon and Highway to Heaven or Angus Young and Highway to Hell.” By Patton Dodd Evangelical Christians can be an anxious lot when it comes to popular music. In the minds of young evangelicals, as in the minds of young nonevangelicals,...

Daily Links 16 November 2004

From Prophetic to Prosaic Last June, the National Association of Evangelicals’ draft of new political guidelines for Christian civic engagement was rumored to be groundbreaking document that foretold a radicalevangelical shift to the left. A closer reading of the draft made this interpretation seem far-fetched: the old culture war issues would still trump the more “progressive”...

Scripture vs. Scripturalism

Scripture vs. Scripturalism 15 November 2004 A scholar of Hindu fundamentalism looks at American “moral values.” By Gregory Grieve In exit polls taken after the November 2nd vote, 22 per cent of Republican voters cited “moral values” as the most important issue of the election. Since then it has become clear to secular and evangelical...

Daily Links October 5 2004

Forensic Theology, Ideological Surveillance Would Osama bin Laden call his enemies foreign “agents” or “infidels”? Would he speak of 9/11 as an “event” or a “raid”? Would Abu Musab al-Zarqawi quote the 13th Century anti-Shiite religious leader, Ibn Taymiyya, in a screed against the United States? The Atlantic Monthly’sStephen Grey reports on the growing importance of religion...

Daily Links October 4 2004

Freedom of Civic Religion (i.e., People Should Vote): Thousands of Ohio voters are at risk of not having their ballots counted on Election Day due to directives from Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell. In September, Blackwell told election officials they cannot count provisional ballots from voters who go to the wrong polling location if they’ve moved,...

08 July 2004 Daily Links

The Solid Rock Cruisers, a Christian car club based in Auburn, Washington, will hold their annual “Believe in the Son” car show this Saturday. “‘It’s as if (Christian stores) have been playing college football, and at halftime, they came back to the field to see–whoa!–the NFL has showed up, and is interested in playing on our field,'”...

Save This

What’s the difference between born-again and bad-to-the-bone? Saved! doesn’t answer and the press doesn’t care. By Patton Dodd Evangelicals on film occupy an odd if unsurprising position: they are almost always represented as aggressors. Consider Robert Duvall’s conflicted evangelist in The Apostle, John Swanbeck’s belligerent Baptist salesman in The Big Kahuna, and Robert Mitchum’s evil preacher in Night of the Hunter—three...