Choked with Religion

HT Bob Cargill   [Read more...]

Faith in Film

I was recently interviewed by Kandra Polatis on the subject of religion and science fiction films. The resulting article is called “Faith in film: Why science-fiction movies abound with religious themes” and can be read on the Deseret News website.   [Read more...]

Corporations, Conscience, and Conversion

A couple of cartoons on issues of corporations and freedom of religion, via Daily Kos.   [Read more...]

Two Kinds of Truth

I came across the above quote from Raymond Chandler on Pinterest. It seems to me that a lot of controversy in our time is generated by people who mistake the one for the other. [Read more...]

Corporate Religious Rites

Hasn't this been America's official religion for a long time, with voices or prophetic protest against it denounced as Communists? Pete Newlove has a nice article problematizing the notion of Christian corporations. When I shared it on Facebook, one commenter paraphrased Paul's words in 1 Corinthians and wrote, “I thank God that I did not [Read More...]

Why I Love Evolution

A friend shared this on Facebook. Discuss!   [Read more...]

Nuance Needed

Jason Rosenhouse posted on the series Cosmos and some reactions to it. In it, he complains about what he calls “the script,” an emphasis that the conflict model of the view of the relationship between religion and science is not the only or even the predominant one, historically speaking. He writes: “Prior to reading any [Read More...]

Which is More Damaging?

Steve Caruso shared the above, in which he combined two images he found online, each trying to suggest that their worldview is affirming of human beings and gives meaning, while the other supposedly does the opposite. I think he is right that the very act of pretending that only one’s own worldview is meaningful, and [Read More...]

New Journal: Science, Religion, and Culture

Heather Wax was one of a couple of people to draw my attention to the launch of a new peer-reviewed journal, Science, Religion, and Culture. The first issue includes contributions from scholars like Keith Ward and Gregg Caruso.   [Read more...]

Phuture Phaith

I recently had an article, “Future Faith,” published in Phi Kappa Phi Forum. I had no idea how widely that periodical is read and subscribed to, until I suddenly found myself getting e-mails and Facebook messages from former students and colleagues. And so, if you subscribe but have not looked at the latest issue, there’s [Read More...]

Walking the Extra Mile With Pastries for Gay People

Rachel Held Evans has written about the legislation currently under discussion in Arizona. Her words are insightful. I quoted part of her post above. Here is a little more: You know who was actually persecuted for their religious beliefs?  Jews under Roman occupation in the first century.   And you know what Jesus told those Jews to [Read More...]


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