Posts tagged "evangelicalism"

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...

Muscular Christianity Flexes Again

Before there was Survivor, there was “The 700 Club.” In 1997, a small group of American missionaries was pinned down by Sudanese government troops who considered the Christians they’d come to help to be rebels. The missionaries “threw themselves behind a wall of rocks and prepared to die,” writes Claudia Kolker. “Grimly, they assessed their resources: one...