The Third Law of Mainline Protestantism

The above is based on the earlier meme image I created for the “Third Law of Theology” which states that “For every theologian there is an equal and opposite theologian.” I made it in response to some comments made by a mainline Protestant on Facebook about mainline Protestants, which reflected a different experience of this broad [Read More...]

Happily Easter After

It is Easter, and I celebrate and proclaim resurrection. I am not referring to a peculiar event which some claim happened in history roughly 2,000 years ago, in which a human (or, according to some, a just barely human divine entity) was raised to life in a body he didn’t need, before being exalted to [Read More...]

Quote for MLK Day

  The quotation above comes from the document that has been circulating a lot in recent days, offering advice for the situation of the newly-integrated buses in Montgomery, Alabama. Here is the entire document below. Here's another image with the same quotation, in case you like it better:   [Read more...]

Symphony of Brotherhood

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In Honor of Martin Luther King

Swedish composer Jan Carlstaedt’s Symphony No. 2, “A Symphony of Brotherhood,” was completed in 1968, and was in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. [Read more...]

Martin Luther King on Science and Religion

For those in Indianapolis, don’t forget the event at Butler University on Friday exploring the relationship of science and religion. [Read more...]

Do All Conservative Arguments Lead to Abortion?

In three or four unrelated conversations, I have had completely different people respond to something that I said about social justice, or theological liberals like Martin Luther King Jr., with objections that brought abortion into the discussion, even though it had not been mentioned. It was as though the reasoning was: 1) All liberals (whether [Read More...]

MYO Chamber Group MLK Day Performance

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I Swear on a Stack of Bibles

Until I saw this photo, I thought that “I swear on a stack of Bibles” was just an expression… The Bibles belonged to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., and so it is understandable that president Barack Obama chose to use them when taking the presidential oath. But still…that just makes it two Bibles [Read More...]

Martin Luther King Quotes

  Some more quotations from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. courtesy of Buzzfeed.   [Read more...]

The Dark Knight Rises

I recently watched the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. It offers an interesting exploration of notions of good and evil and the possibility of redemption. If you have not seen it, be aware that some minor spoilers lie ahead. Batman fits into the category of the broken hero, the individual who fights evil, but who [Read More...]


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