Are We Still Having This Conversation?

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I keep collecting what I think I should call “whiplash stories.” Here’s the most recent example. A couple of weeks ago I participated in my town’s third annual Downtown Celebration – kind of a Main Street festival, complete with live music, food and other vendors, pony rides for kids, and a pint-sized train circling the [Read More...]

Macklemore’s Theology of “Same Love”

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Of course, by the time I got around to watching Macklemore’s Same Love video at the urging of my students, I was informed by others that they were already “over” Macklemore (especially because this thing called Thrift Shop …).  That generation gap just gets bigger every year. As described in a Huffington Post article, the song [Read More...]

Feminism & Christianity, ‘Changing Church’

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Over at her Changing Church blog, Jann Aldredge-Clanton regularly shares new hymns and profiles leaders in a variety of Christian communities.  I’ve shared recordings of her music as well as her profile of Rev. Alice Martin, and should also note that Jann’s is one of the stories included in Lana Dalberg’s new book Birthing God, [Read More...]

Meet the NotReligions: Christianity, Islam, and …?

So, apparently, we’ve been doing it all wrong.  Christianity isn’t a religion!  It’s a philosophy.  Here’s how Bill O’Reilly explains it to us: Also you heard an atheist on this program last night say the federal holiday of Christmas imposes religion on him. What religion would that be? He says Christianity. But Christianity is not [Read More...]

This is What Siding with Victims Looks Like

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Stephen Prothero has it pretty much summed up over at CNN’s Belief Blog today: “Far too often, Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals have identified not with abused children but with their “band of brothers,” their fellow priests. In the case of the sex crimes committed by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, officials at Penn [Read More...]

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No, Bill O’Reilly, the ‘x’ does not mean I’m trying to take the Christ out of Christmas or Christianity.  The ‘x’ is reminiscent of the Ichthys, the Jesus fish you see on some people’s cars, the ancient Greek symbol for Jesus used by early Christians, perhaps as a symbol on a home indicating that a [Read More...]


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