One of the things that most powerfully affected my point of view as a young adult was discovering how deeply I had been deceived about the motives of various groups outside my religious community, especially “liberal elites,” which included journalists, university professors, scientists, government bureaucrats, all the typical bogeymen of [...]
A matter of hours after President Obama announced his proposal to reduce the federal deficit, which includes $2 in spending cuts to every $1 of new government revenue, his opponents were on television hailing the plan as the return of “class warfare.” Conservative evangelicals dutifully picked up the line, but gave it a slight twist: [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Marvin Olasky this morning:
Was AP coverage [of the New York gay marriage vote] improved by its follow-up report at 9:03 a.m., which stuck on—like a fig leaf—brief sentences by opponents of same-sex marriage? (Maybe someone remembered AP’s ethics code.) Not really, because the story did not even mention the past few [...]
I’m particularly excited about this week’s Patheos column. I begin by talking about my favorite book/movie, High Fidelity (I like the book only slightly more than the movie). In particular, I quote the passage in which Rob says, “Some people never got over the sixties, [...]
One of my favorite religion websites, Killing the Buddha, published an essay I wrote about the unapologetic conservatism of The King’s College in New York City. Here’s an excerpt:
Undoubtedly, any institution of higher education is marked by a prevailing ideology, and Christian colleges in particular. But The King’s College—under Oakes, then [...]
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