A few months ago, English literary critic Terry Eagleton was kind enough to speak with me for a few moments about his latest book, Why Marx Was Right, published in April by Yale University Press. I can’t recommend it highly enough, and hopefully this will give you a taste. It’s an [...]
In 1667 Richard Allestree, a prominent clergymen in the Church of England, wrote a lengthy work entitled The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety. As he surveyed the world around him, he was convinced that England was a country which had, for its sins, experienced the wrath of God’s [...]
The latest issue of U.S. Catholic features a story with a title that will be familiar to long-time Patrollers, “Born-again Catholics: Evangelicals crossing the Tiber.” If you recall, almost exactly two years ago I published a piece in Religion Dispatches entitled “Evangelicals ‘Crossing the Tiber’ to Catholicism.”
Now, I know I’m [...]
I assume by now you’ve probably seen this, which has been making the rounds, in which Seattle evangelical rock star-pastor Mark Driscoll invites his Facebook followers to mock the “effeminate” worship leaders they’ve come across:
Usually when I hear about evangelical ridiculousness—the standard confusion of cultural values with the Christian gospel, anti-intellectualism, [...]
When a television show remains on air long after it ceases to be quality, it is said to have jumped the shark. In the latest issue of World magazine, Marvin Olasky has finally jumped his own shark.
In what should have been a column that Christians of all stripes could rally around, a criticism [...]
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