Hallowmas is one of the few remaining times of the year when traditionalist are at each other’s throats. All Saint’s and All Soul’s day remain important feasts in the Catholic traditions, and for those many who take their Reformed heritage seriously, Reformation Day has become an important occasion to reaffirm their beliefs. As a good Anglican, I find myself caught somewhere in the middle, yet with strong sympathy toward the Catholic side.
by Robert Benne We are indeed a changed country. We are in decline economically, socially, and culturally. And the crucial factor—religion—that undergirds all those sectors is losing its punch. The victory of Barack Obama is a sure sign of these changes. Let’s start with the economic dimension. We have incurred trillions of dollars of debt […]
Diana Bass foretold the further rejection of organized hierarchical religion. (Photo credit: Lake Junaluska) “Unmediated experience of God without an institution telling you how you’re supposed to interpret it or how you’re supposed to encounter God,” is the future of Christianity, according to Diana Butler Bass, author of the newly released book, Christianity After Religion: The […]
The following originally appeared in a recent IRD Weekly e-newsletter. If you would like to receive our weekly e-newsletter, click here and select “IRD Weekly.” Fifty years ago, on January 25, 1959, less than three months after his election as pope, John XXIII gave notice of his intention to convene the Second Vatican Council (The […]