Mainliners and Evangelicals

In the future we’ll have more dialogue on the Patheos site between the different “Gateways.”  Posted recently on the “Mainline Protestant Gateway” is a video reflection from Phillip Clayton on what mainliners might learn from evangelicals.  It’s worth a listen.  See it here. [Read more...]

Morning Report, July 7 2009

Today is a day of national mourning, or so it seems.  Michael Jackson is lauded as “America’s princess Diana.”  The way we remember the dead–whom we honor and what we honor in them–says a lot about our priorities.  What does this national outpouring of grief say about us?  What are we grieving when we grieve [Read More...]

King on Jackson: Moral Clarity or Cruelty to the Dead?

Republican congressman Peter King, from New York, has some strong words against Michael Jackson, but especially those who glorify him. Whatever your politics, you have to ask whether this is a refreshing case of plain-speaking moral clarity, or whether King is leaping to conclusions and overlooking the causes Jackson supported.  HuffPo condemns King for throwing [Read More...]

"In Loco Parentis" is Long Gone

The University of Chicago is now allowing male and female undergraduates to share dorm rooms.  The push for the new policy, according to the Chicago Sun Times, came from “advocates for transgender students,” since transgender students should not be forced to live with those of the same sex if they actually identify better with those [Read More...]

What Does Palin Mean to Evangelicals?

Sarah Palin’s abrupt resignation from the post of Governor of Alaska has touched off a firestorm of speculation in the liberal blogosphere.  What dark secret, they wonder, was about to be revealed?  Apparently many believe she is soon to be indicted–and the Palin camp has responded.  While I have no knowledge of the truth of [Read More...]