The Tebow Phenomenon: Two Kinds of Prejudice

I know—I’m coming really late to the dance. In the last several months, everyone and his brother has jumped into the fray to beat up on Denver Broncos’ starting quarterback Tim Tebow. Actually, though, what I want to do is something quite different:  I want to use this winsome young man as a foil, merely to talk about PREJUDICE. I have in mind two kinds of prejudice: Prejudice Against Faith.  The prejudice against Tim Tebow and, by extension, against all people of faith.  The … [Read more...]

Flailing Fists of Fiery Faith: Angry Words at Dearborn’s Arab Festival

“And they’ll know you are Christians by your love, by your love….” Easy to sing.  Not so easy to remember, when you’re facing off with someone from the Other Side.  Y’know what I mean? Dearborn, Michigan has the distinction of having the highest population of Muslims per capita of any city in the United States.  Approximately 30% of Dearborn residents are Arab-American. So it’s no surprise, then, that Dearborn would host the annual Arab International Festival, the largest … [Read more...]


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