This piece by Michelle Goldberg is the first I’ve seen to notice the Marxist renaissance among young intellectuals, and does a great job telling the story without an overly skeptical frame. I think the renaissance was already under way before 2008, but the combination of the crash and the failure of Obama was, [...]
I wrote a short thing some time ago about the garb of non-ideological non-partisanship in which a younger generation of conservative evangelicals have cloaked themselves. They often explicitly and forcefully position themselves against the religious right, but there is very little substantive difference when you get down to it, especially on [...]
Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio was disinvited from delivering the invocation at President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony after ThinkProgress unearthed a 20-year-old sermon in which he called homosexuality a sin, endorses ex-gay therapy, and utters the usual hyperbole about homosexuality “undermining the whole order of our society.” This isn’t the first time: [...]
If I took one thing away from the past two weeks of national theatrics, it was the incredible smallness of the American political imagination. We have two parties, one center-right and one far right, that differ only in degree: both are wedded to manifest falsehoods about merit and social mobility, and both are comfortable with [...]
The fallout continues. Evangelicals of all shades are showing their colors over Obama’s affirmation of gay marriage. The arguments are often predictable and not worth rehashing here. Rather, I’m always interested in the tangential quarrels that arise when we’re all provoked to debate. And many are happening out there, but I thought I’d briefly share [...]
The morning after is always worse than the night before. Today is the Christian blogosphere’s morning after. Yesterday, President Obama gave his support for gay marriage, making him the first sitting president to do so, and this morning thousands of Christian bloggers took to their keyboards.
Yes, I’m here too.
Depending on the angle, the [...]
I often assume when I write on a topic that everyone else has read as much of the media coverage of it as I have, and subsequently assume that it’s unnecessary to give basic background on the issue. I may be mistaken about that, and if so, I apologize. I don’t say that at all [...]
Recently, I had the opportunity to appear as a guest on ABC News’ religion talk show “Focus on Faith.” We talked about the protests in Egypt, jumping off from my recent Patheos column, then on to the controversy over the Lara Logan criticism, and finally we talked about [...]
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