Those – including many progressive Christians & David Cameron and Barack Obama – who insist that jihadis are not ‘real’ Muslims miss the point

There appears, to be something especially potent about Islam in fomenting terror and persecution. Contemporary radical Islam is the religious form through which a particular kind of barbarous rage expresses itself. So, to understand why jihadis have been drawn into a moral universe that allows them to celebrate inhuman acts, we have to understand why political rage against the West takes such nihilistic, barbaric forms, and why radical Islam has become the primary vehicle for such rage.So … [Read more...]

Dear Mark Driscoll Please Stay! Otherwise We Won’t Have a Way to Get People to Read Our Blogs!

Dear Mark Driscoll,Please don't go! Don't you know that there is an entire blog-sphere out here that depends on you? Just like right wing evangelicals like you get off on denouncing gays to raise money and get readers us progressive Christians need you!Hell, even MSNBC, Huff Post and the other secular liberal outlets need you. You have just been great! We loved it when you told everyone God hated them! If you weren't real we would have had to invent you!You have given us bloggers … [Read more...]

We Spend Lifetimes Striving to Give Love, Create Beauty and Find Peace. Why?

It was a bright September day, clear, cool and perfect. My wife Genie, my grandchildren Lucy (age 5 and in the picture here taken that spring at Easter), Jack (3) and my daughter-in-law, Becky, were sprawled on the lawn. Lucy wandered over to the vegetable garden and picked cherry tomatoes. She ate them while dancing and watching her shadow flicker over the grass. Becky was starting to show with her third child.Love, contentment and sweetness were as palpable as the sunlight. The whole world … [Read more...]


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