At the end of my 2004 faith crisis, when I realized that I didn’t want to be identified as evangelical, I felt lost. Nobody likes to be labeled, but it’s scary to not know where you belong.
It was around this time that I began visiting the local Episcopal church, where friends I respected — [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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