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March 3, 2015
Nine years ago liberal American religious activists like pacifist Jim Wallis of Sojourners created a “Words, Not War, With Iran” coalition to organize against decisive U.S. action against Iran’s nuclear program. Revealingly they urged:…
February 24, 2015
President Obama’s prayer breakfast speech urging Christians and Americans to avoid a “high horse” before condemning Islamists in light of the Crusades and Jim Crow has provoked wider reflection on comparative national and cultural…
February 19, 2015
Oldine decline is deserved and self precipitated, but nonetheless sad for America and the Body of Christ, leaving a spiritual and cultural void that Evangelicals and Catholics have not been able to fill.
February 13, 2015
There are numerous defenders of President Obama’s prayer breakfast appeal for Christians to not “get on our high horse” about criticizing Islamic violence and to recall the Crusades, Inquisition and American racial segregation. These…
February 9, 2015
And what about those “foolish, historically illiterate” critics of his speech?
February 3, 2015
Georgetown Set: Friends and Rivals in Cold War Washington, by Gregg Herken, is about the social and political elites who crafted U.S. foreign policy in the Cold War over their dinner parties and cocktails…
January 28, 2015
Methodism had been America’s largest Protestant denomination until surpassed by the Southern Baptist Convention in 1967, whose membership is now more than double United Methodism’s.
January 26, 2015
United Methodist renewal leaders stand united in decrying Talbert resolution, calling for corrective action by bishops, annual conferences, and General Conference.
January 26, 2015
The heterodox theologian and controversialist Marcus Borg, who died recently at age 72, has been eulogized in countless blogs and articles by admirers acclaiming his spiritual insights. Others, including some theological traditionalists, have recalled…