This is the point — well, mostly — that Daniel Siedell makes in an October 30th post at the Patheos blog “Cultivare.” Siedell writes about the “evangelical hamster [...]
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 — [...]
My mother is reading a Marcus Borg book. This could be trouble, but if it is, it’s my fault. I gave it to her.
The book is “Putting Away Childish Things,” a novel. As a work of fiction, it’s not incredible. But, [...]
My next column at Patheos is a response, in part to an essay at the New York Times website entitled “The New Evangelicals” by Marcia Pally. Pally has apparently written a book of the same name, which was released last month. To readers of Patrol, of course, the story of young, [...]
A recent op-ed by David Brooks brought my attention to a study conducted by Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith and some of his colleagues — the results of which have been published in a book entitled Lost in Transition – that found that young adults are bad at “thinking and talking about [...]
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 [...]
On December 26, the New York Times reported that the end-of-life consultations stripped from the health care law (and infamously dubbed “death panels” by everyone’s favorite Alaskan reality-TV star) are being pushed forward through Medicare regulations:
When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over “death panels,” [...]
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