Posts tagged "FAITH"

Hip to be Square: Between Faith and Flannel

Ashley Baxstrom: Maybe Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman haven’t yet convinced you that Mormons are cool? Perhaps the recent stream of “I'm a Mormon” billboards, taxi-tops and television ads don’t do the trick, even though one includes a guy with a hawk and another has a surfer girl? But that’s ok. When...

Of Artists, Expatriates, Faith and India

An excerpt from Vikram Kapur's article "When Society Failed the Artist" today at The Hindu, on the recent death of exiled Indian artist M.F. Husain in London:
What is interesting in the case of Husain is that the furore over his nude depiction of Hindu deities did not erupt when the paintings were created in...

Religious Leadership and Violence Prevention after Tucson

by Joshua Stanton This month, it became clear that Americans must do more to prevent violence. A congresswoman was shot in the head in what seems to have been a politically motivated assassination attempt – only surviving by luck or miracle. Six others have died and many more were wounded. our country is in a state...

06 September 2004 Daily Links

A group of Iraqi militants has asked the influential Sunni organization, the Association of Muslim Scholars, to issue a fatwa religious edict on whether or not Islam allows kidnapping of foreign workers in Iraq, the AP reports. A spokesman for the Association of Muslim Scholars said the clerics will study the militants’ request, and the militants have...

Angels in the Material World

The angels — or, at least, the critics — are already singing the praises of HBO’s yet-to-air, six-hour adapatation of Angels in America, Tony Kushner’s epic play about Reagan, AIDS, Roy Cohn, and (naturally) God. But much of the mainstream press simply nods toward the play’s theological concerns. Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune, though, understands that angels are more than harpists...

Catapulting Christians

Culture Is Not Optional is an intriguing name for a religious organization, and Catapult is an even better name for its magazine. This fine nomenclature is the work of a group of “neo-Calvinists,” an under-reported strain of the new orthodoxy drawing adherents amongst young and/or hipster Christians. The Catapulters dedicate their magazine to “an exploration of the ways...