“We are entertained by Hurricane Sandy.”
The following are actual search terms people typed into Google (Yahoo?) which directed them to CaPC. In most cases they didn’t find the answer they were looking for on our site. FSQ is an attempt to remedy this problem by answering some of the most (de)pressing questions sent to us through search terms. This week, [...]
“I worry that if he gets elected, some Christians will view him as a representative of our faith, which may manifest in the way we talk about him, pray for him, support him, and even the way we conceive of Mormonism.”
What would make me happy would be both candidates taking the time to get into specifics about how they would approach the Pakistan issue.
Evangelicals are beginning to care less about discerning good cultural objects and care more about discerning good cultural practices. But is this trend, despite its signaling a cultural maturation, still susceptible to legalism?
“In that The Adventures of Pete and Pete sought to reinvest the world with the beautifully inexplicable, it did something wonderful that may not be done with the same earnestness again.”
What motivates someone to become a suicide bomber? Irrational religious fanaticism? Sometimes. A desire to see a global caliphate combined with animosity towards a western society which has colonized and abused Muslim lands? Sure. But sometimes they are motived by a quite rational and honorable desire to protect their mothers and sisters from rape and abuse by white [...]
“The increasing adoption of anti-Muslim political rhetoric by flagship Christian political institutions is one significant problem with the role of faith (Christian and Muslim) in American politics today.”
Fred Clark at Slacktivist and Libby Anne at Love, Joy, Feminism have reminded us of that curious and tasteless “Letter” Focus on the Family sent out during the 2008 elections warning us of the grave dangers we might face if Obama was elected president. The fictional letter from a Christian writing in October of 2012 [...]
Over at Mere Orthodoxy, Matthew Lee Anderson has been working through four theses on what the social conservative movement can do to bridge the gap between its older generation and the younger one: 1. “My first thesis is that social conservatives are entering a time for sowing new cultural seeds rather than reaping their cultural [...]