The Obsession with What Latinos Will Do This Election

This semester is brutal, but not so brutal, that I will be posting much more often over the next few weeks about the media's near obsessive concern with how Latinos will vote, if they will sit out the mid-terms, etc.Basically what the media wants to know "how pissed off are we?" that  Obama promised for 2 election cycles, to do something about immigration reform--and so far has done next to nothing.This story is typical, not of voting per se, but of much of the religion media, many of … [Read more...]

Hunting Heresy at Regent University

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A few weeks ago, I attended the Renewal Across Americas conference at Regent University. I have been bogged down by grading so this is the first time I have had to write about the many things I learned about life at Regent--The House that Pat Robertson Built.I have learned much about my chosen profession from watching and talking to many colleagues about their experiences. If I can generalize, the academic life of many in my cohort--is one where roots are rarely planted in one institution … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving! (Culture War) Is Over If You Want It

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Every major holiday I make a special plea--hoping to convince a few fellow travelers who are feeling generous during the holidays. What is this plea? To stop listening to the alarmist rhetoric that emanates from the most radical quarters of their respective movements and once and for all put an end to this manufactured thing called the "culture war." Please do not be surprised that these feigned outrages are not selective, manipulated for maximum effect, and, if you analyze closely--often … [Read more...]

Pope Francis–Is Sick and Tired of the Culture War Too

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This is the time when with the start of a new semester, my blogging often comes to a crawling halt--I will continue to try and write something, even if it's brief...and I hope that next time I am writing, I'll be writing from a different "location" so my not-so-unique perspective as a progressive Latina Pentecostal/charismatic/born and raised Catholic/but finds herself at home in charismatic churches--and really likes Episcopal churches--will have a broader audience among my progressive … [Read more...]

(Culture War) is Over-If You Want it…Please

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We interrupt our trip through the Pentecostal subcultures for this post about today's Supreme Court rulings, the entertaining curating through hairstyles will be back next time.People  get ready--for the End (of the Culture Wars) are/is at hand.  People do not act on faith alone, as if it had been dropped into their consciousness like some alien pod-like virus that inhabits them and takes them over until their natures disappear (Invasion of the Body Snatchers--the original, though the remake … [Read more...]

Happy Easter–Culture War Is Over-If You Want It

There is so much one can and normally does for a traditional Easter post--I'll spare you that. For Easter and Christmas I ask for and so far have yet to see the end of the culture wars--to which I would say I am a conscientious objector in what amounts to a religious nationalism masquerading as theological certainty, but that is for another time.Next time I'll write about the apocalyptic language some of my brethren are deploying to grasp some sense of what is now and will be in the … [Read more...]

Happy Easter-Culture War is Over If You Want It

There is so much one can and normally does for a traditional Easter post--I'll spare you that. For Easter and Christmas I ask for and so far have yet to see the end of the culture wars--to which I would say I am a conscientious objector in what amounts to a religious nationalism masquerading as theological certainty, but that is for another time.Next time I'll write about the apocalyptic language some of my brethren are deploying to grasp some sense of what is now and will be in the … [Read more...]


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