Rich Procida: This is the story of the Gospels. The disciples expect the Messiah to be a victorious king who would defeat Israel’s enemies (Mark 10:37). Something amazing did happen, but it wasn’t what they expected.
Science and Religion
Science and Religion
Peter Laarman: what bowled him over when he turned to the Greek was just how very strange and even repellent the early Jesus followers must have been.
Tom Hall: While liberals fought to keep religious indoctrination out of schools, the well-funded for-profit new church worked hard to gain a virtual monopoly over public discussions of religions and especially of “christianity.”
Peter Laarman: But by now it is painfully clear that far too many white Protestants are willing to throw both law and reason overboard for the sake of preserving straight white male supremacy.
Sikivu Hutchinson: When it comes to reckoning with sexual violence in the #MeToo movement era, the veil of silence around the faith community remains a toxic deterrent that destroys lives.
Rich Procida: It’s time to put aside age-old prejudices and recognize that New Age beliefs and practices are spiritually valid religious activities.
Berry Craig: A virtual Republican front group called the Kentucky Prayer Caucus is pushing a pair of bills in the state House of Representatives that would require “In God We Trust” to be posted inside every public schoolhouse.
Trump Satan — Peter Laarman: Far too many of our self-anointed progressive saviors speak as though Trump’s overthrow will make everything good again.
H. Scott Prosterman: The only “War on Christmas” is prosecuted by phony Christians who are so busy declaring enemies and shouting damnation at non-Christians, they forgot how to “walk the walk” if they ever knew!
Peter Laarman: The white nationalism of the Tea Party and Trump represents an “authentic” expression of the main spiritual current in American history, which is about subjugation and supremacy and greed.
Peter Laarman: At this moment being “correct” on the history and theology—and feeling guilty about Christianity’s role in supporting Jew hatred—will not suffice.
Rich Procida: Who could believe that such a silly thing as marching in a demonstration could accomplish anything let alone bring down a city-state?
Mickey Weinstein: Four active duty lieutenant generals (three-star generals) were present at this gathering of lunatic bigots, gleefully serving up a dangerous endorsement of Gaffney’s hateful Islamophobic ideology.