Larry Wines: Once there was a time when adventure and exploration did not consist of hunting virtual cartoon creatures on a three-inch screen.
Science and Religion
Science and Religion
Peter Laarman: Without any flag waving on my part (and I do expect many of this year’s July 4 celebrations to be jingoistically repellent beyond belief), I want to propose that there is still a way forward for this country: an alternative to the descent into raw tribalism.
Daniel Schultz: After a long and storied history of melding faith and politics, Democrats have forgotten how to bridge cultural differences by grounding their positions in religious thought.
The sanctification of violence in America’s football is traceable to the Muscular Christianity Movement in the 1980’s.
Pastor Eddie Anderson: All too often those who are down on their luck are also on the outside looking in of our big, pristine, clean churches.
Robert M. Nelson: If Brown’s sincere commitment to scientific inquiry free from witch hunts is to be realized in the Trump era, the incoming NASA administrator would have to transfer JPL management from Caltech to UC. This seems unlikely.
Ken Wolf: Maybe it is time to recognize at a deeper level what is happening in this country now that our fellow citizens have installed Donald J. Trump and his deplorable authoritarian haters in our seats of power in Washington, D.C.
Peter Laarman: One imagines that President Trump might actually have had a go at prayer on the eve of yesterday’s breakfast appearance.
Peter Laarman: The religion of Trump supporters is clearly one of the primary things that our neoliberal elites consign to the black hole. They shudder to think what might be in this particular Pandora’s box.
Irene Monroe: Long, like too many African American ministers on the “down low,” had erected his bully pulpit denouncing LGBTQs while using his clerical authority to court and to covet them.
recently submitted a course proposal entitled “Going Godless: Challenging Faith and Religion in Communities of Color” to a School of Religion at a prominent university in California. After many gyrations, it was shot down due to “lack of funding”. The course focuses on the intersectional politics of secularism, atheism and humanism, as well as the […]
Peter Laarman: Even now, and even especially now in the pit of winter and on the cusp of our unsought descent into Trump Time: all those tidings of great joy, all those angels heralding the dawn of new hope and light, mean more to me than my rational mind can quite comprehend.
Eric A. Gordon: A former gangbanger and prisoner, now preacher André Scott, got a restorative laugh out of his crowd when he shouted, “Donald Trump, you make us rally together. God bless Donald Trump!”