To cable I say: It doesn’t have to be this way between us. We can all get along if you decide to evolve with the times. Even Lord Grantham figured out Matthew was right and modernized. Lord Grantham!…
A new study on religion classes in Texas have turned out a host of problems, including creationism and racist theories of human origins.
My latest contribution to Toledo Faith and Values, “Why Everyone Should Write an Autobiography,” went up almost two weeks ago. The timing of its publication, while entirely coincidental (I wrote it in December), connects with a recent kerfuffle online over the relationship between journalism and narcissism.
Bad things happen to good people; this is a tragic truth in life. How religious individuals explain the “why” can be very different from faith to faith. When people turn to God for solace it is never shocking, but when they turn to God to blame the victim, the rest of us are disgusted. Why do many — often conservative evangelical or fundamentalist Christian theologians — blame the victim as a go-to response?
Interested in discussions of academic freedom? Check out Considernoevil.com, a blog on a new book project that discusses the role fo academic freedom in religious higher education.