Yesterday, we published the first half of our Ten Worst Christian Media Hacks, the Christian commentators whose writing is most likely to waste your time. (Click here to read the introduction and the first part.) Today, we continue with the top of the list—the worst of the worst. Enjoy, and let [...]
Last week, Salon blogger Alex Pareene rocked the media world with The Hack 30, a definitive list of the biggest hacks in political media. Pareene went, above all, after shamelessness: people who consistently write banal, outrageous or flat-out wrong things and somehow retain their seats at the elite media table. They may [...]
Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, pastor, and networker among innovative Christian leaders, thinkers, and activists. He is a frequent guest on television, radio, and news media programs. He has appeared on many broadcasts including Larry King Live, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and Nightline. His work has also been covered in [...]
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the Pope’s recent comments on condom use have ignited a “firestorm” and sparked a “frenzy” as the Vatican rushed to clarify his comments.
I have to confess that I found the article somewhat baffling, especially in consideration of the highly specific, convoluted hypothetical [...]
Drew Dyck, author of Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Faith and How to Bring Them Back, has a cover story in the latest issue of Christianity Today on what the magazine’s cover line obnoxiously calls “the new apostates.” It’s divided, presumably like his book, into a [...]
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USA Today reports that a new version of the New International Version will hit bookstores in March, 2011. The translation takes into account the criticism that the Committee on Bible Translation – who first created the NIV in [...]
I’ve written a post about religious doubt for my friend Jason Boyett’s blog, O Me of Little Faith. A little preview:
Over the past few years of meeting, reading, and interviewing Christian doubters, I’ve come to a few generalizations about them: they tend to have had fundamentalist upbringings, had bad experiences with [...]
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I was an early adopter of Facebook, or, I should say The Facebook. In 2004 I was a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, just a handful of subway stops along the Red Line from Harvard, where Mark [...]
I’ve written before about abortion compromise, the idea that anti-abortion and pro-choice sides should come together on reducing abortions. Now, Will Saletan, in my opinion the leading writer treating abortion with both moral concern and pragmatism, has written a dispatch from a Princeton University conference on “life and choice” that [...]
Another entry into the praiseworthy journalism of Molly Worthen is this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine story on evangelical women who insist they “submit” to their husbands despite their daily life looking like every other companionate American marriage. Priscilla Shirer, the main character of the piece, is the daughter of [...]
By now you’ve noticed things look pretty different around here. Not only have we updated Patrol‘s look, but a few other things are changing as well.
Patrol has always been great for its ability to adapt easily to the people putting their time into it—to their interests, abilities, and availability. Perhaps even more amazingly, readers [...]
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