Posts tagged "fundamentalism"

Daily Links 10 June 2005

The Church of No Questions How do you get shown the door at one of America’s most powerful megachurches? Easy – just ask a question. Jesus is Snippy Saturday Night Live veteran Julia Sweeney joined a Bible study to get right with God. But the Old Testament, she discovered, was not an antidote to moral relativism; it was...

Boycott Fundamentalism

There’s just no good term for the cultural movement and political force variously referred to as the “Christian Right,” or “fundamentalists.” “Christian conservatives,” the term The Revealer uses most often, has the advantage of inoffensiveness, which means it’s also bland — that is, it doesn’t capture either the vitality/threat (you choose) of the people to...

Who You Callin’ Christian?

Mainline Protestants fight back: NYT ”conservative beat” reporter David D. Kirkpatrick, with Sheryl Gay Stolberg, bring us signs of a liberal Christianity gearing up for battle, as representatives challenge Senator Bill Frist for his planned participation in an upcoming Christian right event designed to denigrate Democrats as against “people of faith.” Frist is a member of the Presbyterian Church of...

The Education of Senator Thune

Sharlet: Daschle defeater John Thune cites spiritual influence of a man who cites spiritual model of Osama Bin Laden. In this Q&A Christianity Today conducted with Senator Thune (R, SD), he says that the “C Street ministry” of Doug Coe helped keep him on the Christian path when he was a Representative. As it happens, I’ve witnessed that...

The President Says So

While most of the press gets giddy over the revelation that Bush smoked pot (’cause, y’know, coke is for kids, but weed kills), leave it to the conservative Kathy Shaidle ofRelapsed Catholic to note the real significance of the Bush tapes: He admits speaking inChristian code. That’s just like when you get real high and play Dark Side of...

The Missionary Generation

It’s time, apparently, for a new youth generation label, and Naomi Schaefer Riley’s got it: The Missionary Generation. In her new book, God on the Quad, Riley tours 20 religious universities (focusing on six of the biggies: Brigham Young, Bob Jones, Notre Dame, Thomas Aquinas, Yeshiva and Baylor) and sees a new breed of bright, young, “red”...

Six Degrees of Fundamentalism

Six Degrees of Fundamentalism 14 December 2004 From Persepolis II, by Marjane Satrapi A comic book — ahem, “graphic novel” — leads The Revealer‘s 2004 list of favorite books about, concerned with, or shadowed by “fundamentalism.” (We’re arranging our “best-of” lists thematically. “Politics”; “New Religions”; “Adventure”; and “Love” to follow.) Strictly speaking,Persepolis and Persepolis II, Marjane Satrapi‘s two-volume account of...