An Outward Sign of Nothing New

Perhaps you’ve heard about the monument that a group of Satanists are trying to erect on Capitol grounds in Oklahoma. They’ve raised nearly $30,000 so far. Over at Christ and Pop Culture, S.D. Kelly explores what this statue and the hubbub around it actually says about us, and comes to some surprising conclusions: The members of The [Read More...]

On Skimming

Here’s an interesting piece on how people read online – and what that might mean for how we write online: I’m going to keep this brief, because you’re not going to stick around for long. I’ve already lost a bunch of you. For every 161 people who landed on this page, about 61 of you—38 percent—are [Read More...]

You Can’t Think Your Way To God

Christianity Today has published an interview with my friend James K.A. Smith, the philosopher, editor of Comment, and writer of many books, including two that I use in my classes: Desiring the Kingdom and Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?. The title — and Jamie’s argument — is that you can’t think your way to God. The embodied liturgies and [Read More...]

Fascinating Writing on Scientists and Religion

Elaine Howard Ecklund speaking at a 2010 Faith Angle Forum.

Elaine Howard Ecklund, a sociologist at Rice University, is one of the world’s leading experts on scientists and religion. She has done extensive research on what scientists really think about religion, much of which you can find in her excellent book, Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think. The High Calling website has been featuring [Read More...]


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