Bill de Blasio presented his loyalty to FDR, Western European leftist politics, and liberation theology as a way to alleviate any worries of potential voters. Of course, religious outlooks only relieve fears of extremism and Communist radicalism if those outlooks are not themselves extremist and ideological.
A recent Religion News Service (RNS) article by Mark Pinsky profiled Orlando mega-church pastor Joel Hunter, lamenting the pastor’s efforts to “[become] the voice of moderate conservatism and coalition politics have resulted in a ten percent drop in membership.” The article reports membership at Northland Church has dropped from 15,000 to 13,500 because of Hunter’s refusal […]
The traditional Christian understanding of marriage, family, sexuality, and human life has long been receding from dominance in America, and this week’s Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, which declared the federal government’s traditional definition of marriage in the Defense of Marriage Act’s (DOMA) as unconstitutional was consistent with this trend. Recent developments […]
By Luke Moon (@lukemoon1) It is unclear whether President Obama’s speech outlining his plan to rid the earth of nuclear weapons was timed for the release of the newest Superman movie. Perhaps on the flight to Europe they had a Superman marathon on Air Force One. The speech immediately brought to mind the most forgettable […]
By Faith J. H. McDonnell (@Cuchulain09) I heard this once in a sermon: A psychology professor with no children lived next door to a family with numerous rambunctious sons. Whenever the professor heard one of the parents scolding a child he poked his head over the fence and said, “Tut, tut, Mr. Smith. You should love your boy, not punish […]
By Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) Evangelicals are in the midst of an identity crisis. Insecurity about their “culture warrior” image in recent decades has prompted some Evangelicals to question their role in the public square and reconsider evangelism in a post-Christian culture. Q Ideas, an evangelical organization founded by Gabe Lyons to pursue “Ideas for the […]