The Online Slime-Fest

In the early months of 2009, I spent many hundreds of hours inside the hulking Widener Library, working on my doctoral dissertation and pausing periodically to look at the snow outside blanketing the Harvard campus and ponder the future.  I probably had a successful academic career ahead of me, if I wanted it.  The pathos [Read More…]

Diagnosing Christian Right Derangement Syndrome

My recent posts challenging the standard “culture war” narrative (here) and addressing the caricaturing of conservative evangelicals (here and here) stirred up some conversation — a conversation that’s been illuminating for me. Some of my progressive Christian friends (most of whom responded very appreciatively to these posts) seem to have been laboring under the very [Read More…]