Posts tagged "religion"

Love Your Mother

24 February 2006 Love your mother: Church of England Bishop of Bolton, the Rt. Rev. David Gillett, has called upon Christians to recognize the “motherhood” of God, and to de-masculinize the divine by remembering that a “mothering” God isn’t a feminist heresy, but a long-standing part of Christian spirituality and an “important corrective to dominant...

Daily Links 29 August 2005

Oh, My Godcast! The NYT offers up as evidence that consumer hi-tech is the most awesome force in, like, history the new trend of church sermons by podcast — excuse me, “Godcast”! There are, of course, interesting questions to ask about how podcasting church sermons may effect the spiritual lives of individuals, pastors, and congregations; but the Times asks very few...

Daily Links 23 August 2005

Tonight At 11 Jeff Sharlet: I was so completely wrong about the mainstream media ignoring Pat Robertson’s Big Idea (assassinate Hugo Chavez) that CNN Headline News asked me to talk about said Idea on TV. Apparently, it was on at 7; but it’ll be on again at 11, followed by real live guests talking about Pat and...

High Lonesome Gospel

17 August 2005 Raw-skinned and born again. By Jeff Sharlet Excerpted from Oxford American’s annual Southern music issue Let’s look at the facts about Al Green. Or rather, the fact, the biographical detail he does not discuss, the moment around which the whole story turns: around 4 a.m., October 17, 1974, when the last, great, sweet falsetto soul singer of...

Daily Links 16 January 2005

Real Live Revealer Today! Revealer contributor Jesse Sunenblick talks live with Robert Howard and Bill Kirkpatrick, filling in for Jean Feraca on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Here on Earth, about how the December 26th tsunami might affect our religious and philosophical views today. Listen…

Killing Religion Journalism

Killing Religion Journalism 11 October 2004 By Jeff Sharlet Killing the Buddha: A Heretic’s Bible has just been published in paperback by Free Press / Simon & Schuster. When my co-author Peter Manseau and I set out to make Killing the Buddha, we wrote that “we had lost faith in the way faith gets talked about in...

God Lite 101

God should drop out of school and get a real job, according to a new book on the history of religious studies in the modern university. Not that the Lord did anything wrong; college just isn’t right for Him. According to D.G. Hart, scholarship is simply better suited to naturalism than to evaluating the claims of...