Religion ghost in school voucher story?

School vouchers aren’t exactly a new concept. In my education reporting days — before I ascended to Godbeat heaven — I covered the Oklahoma City school system for The Oklahoman. In a front-page Sunday story in 1999, I highlighted the opposing viewpoints in Oklahoma at that time: In a nation that cherishes separation of church [Read More…]

News Corp. discovers the atonement is child abuse

Did you know the atonement was a form of divine child abuse? Spend some time in the more recherche corners of academic theology and you will come across this theory. The 1989 essay “For God So Loved the World?” by feminist liberation theologians Joanne Carlson Brown and Rebecca Parker popularized the phrase that has since [Read More…]