Displaying the Ten Commandments in the Public Sphere: Even When it is Unconstitutional it is Constitutional (by Matt Bussell)

PhD student Matt Bussell

This post is written in conjunction with the “Religion and Law in the U.S.” course dialogue project and is directed by Grace Yia-Hei Kao. On June 27, 2005 the United States Supreme Court ruled on two court cases dealing with displays of the Ten Commandments: McCreary County v. ACLU (http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/545/03-1693/) and Van Orden v. Perry [Read More...]

Skiing With Jesus May Not Be Illegal – But Could It Be Unconstitutional? (by Saul Barcelo)

Photo by Carley Jane (Flickr)

This post is written in conjunction with the “Religion and Law in the U.S.” course dialogue project and is directed by Grace Yia-Hei Kao. For the last  59 years, skiers in the Whitehead Ski Resort in Montana have had the privilege of skiing along Jesus Christ for no extra cost.  However, that could change in [Read More...]

ACLU Hopes to Draw “Bright Line” Between Religion & Secular, Charter Schools (by Katie Kubitskey)

MA student Katie Kubitskey

This post is written in conjunction with the “Religion and Law in the U.S.” course dialogue project and is directed by Grace Yia-Hei Kao. It’s not often that one sees a conservative Christian journalist and a church-state watchdog organization playing for the same team. However, the two joined forces in 2009 to raise a case [Read More...]

Easter: A Reflection by John Cobb

John B. Cobb, Jr., Ph.D., has held many positions including Ingraham Professor of Theology at the Claremont School of Theology, Avery Professor at the Claremont Graduate School, Fullbright Professor at the University of Mainz, Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Chicago Divinity Schools. His writings include: Christ in a Pluralistic Age; God and the World; [Read More...]

The Inherent Tension in Law and Religion (by William H. Floyd)

This post is written in conjunction with the “Religion and Law in the U.S.” course dialogue project and is directed by Grace Yia-Hei Kao. There’s an old saw about prayer in schools which seems to have originated among liberal politicians in the 1980s: As long as there are final exams, there will be prayer in [Read More...]

Pushing the Edges: New Media and Religious Communities (by Hannah Heinzekehr)

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This post is written in conjunction with the “Becoming a Public Scholar” course and is directed by Monica A. Coleman. In February, Goshen College, a Mennonite-affiliated liberal arts school, announced that it was going to be launching its new iCore Technology initiative by offering a new IPad 3 to every incoming freshman in fall 2012. [Read More...]

Endorsing Religion? Obama Administration argues for Cross on Public Land (by Katrina Myers)

Katrina Myers

This post is written in conjunction with the “Religion and Law in the U.S.” course dialogue project and is directed by Grace Yia-Hei Kao. Last week the Obama administration asked the Supreme Court to allow a 43-foot-tall cross that serves as a war memorial on public land to remain atop Mt. Soledad in San Diego.  [Read More...]

Does Your Mom Get It? (by Sheri Kling)

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This post is written in conjunction with the “Becoming a Public Scholar” course and is directed by Monica A. Coleman. Just the other day, during a panel discussion on “Creating Women’s Theology,” Dr. Monica A. Coleman (who co-authored a book by the same name) said this was the first of her texts that her mother [Read More...]

Call for Theo-Bloggers: Philip Clayton’s New Book

Over the coming weeks, a number of theo-bloggers (feel free to join in!) will be posting responses to (CST Dean) Philip Clayton and Steven Knapp’s new book  The Predicament of Belief.  This “blog tour” is setting up for something that the popular theological podcast Homebrewed Christianity has been wanting to try: a Theo-Nerd book party. [Read More...]

Sticky Denominations? (by Jennifer Gutierrez)

Jennifer Gutierrez

This post is written in conjunction with the “Becoming a Public Scholar” course and is directed by Monica A. Coleman. Why are mainline denominations dying?  I was recently in a trustees meeting for one of these denominations.  The trustees were grilling a representative from the committee that works with campus ministry.  The overall concern of [Read More...]


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