In light of the news that New York is joining the small group of states that allow same-sex marriages, and in response to the fear-addled tweets of Al Mohler upon hearing the news, I wanted to repost this column I wrote for Patheos back in February. No matter your take on […]
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life conducted a survey of evangelical leaders and released the results on their website. There’s a lot there that I’ve been combing through, but I thought it’d be fun to direct your attention to the results and hear from you what you think is interesting, surprising, […]
A recent U.S. Court of Appeals ruling, and the subsequent fallout here in New York, hits close to home for many of us here at Patrol. The ruling, which came down on June 2nd, allows for the city of New York to restrict religious groups from meeting in schools. If the ruling is enforced, it […]
Readers, sorry for the extended absence here, we’re shifting into summer mode, and the transition hasn’t been as smooth as we’d like.
I wanted to let you all know that a long-time Patrol favorite, David Bazan, will be playing a free show in Madison Square Park here in New York City tomorrow, June 22 at 2PM.
Religion is sometimes held to be untrue today because there are so many different and often conflicting claims made about it. To even speak of “religion” in such reified and monolithic terms offends contemporary ears. In an address to the 2009 American Academy of Religion conference in Montreal, then president Mark Juergensmeyer pointed […]
Are back-alley abortions coming back to America? In her latest column, Michelle Goldberg points to several examples of women who faced prosecution for inducing their own abortions. One particularly difficult story involved a 17-year-old Utah girl whose impregnator is now facing charges of child pornography. She did not have transportation to the abortion clinic […]
Over at the blog of the journal Image, there’s an excellent post about what’s wrong with “Christian art,” and, more specifically, “Christian writers,” by Tony Woodlief. Here’s an excerpt:
In short, if Christian novels and movies and blogs and speeches must be stripped of profanity and sensuality and critical questions, all for the sake […]
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