July 6, 2009

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 out”the presumption of innocence,” and points out that he was acquitted of the charges against him.  Yet the evidence against Jackson, taking not only the… Read more

July 6, 2009

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 of the opposite sex.  Thus housing should be “gender neutral,” they claimed.  But don’t worry!  Before they reach the stage of “open housing,” freshmen are… Read more

July 6, 2009

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 the allegations, the four-page letter sent to major news organizations (and the testimony of the FBI) is fairly compelling, and it’s certainly true that the… Read more

June 30, 2009

The Faith@Work Consultation is finally up on the site, and tomorrow we will begin to promote it more broadly and invite visitors and participants.  Please go to the Gateway home to check it out. Leading off is an excellent article on business education (and the important question of what business is for) by John Terrill, and a meditation on the effect of perspective on our work life by pastor Galen Dalrymple.  More new material will go online tomorrow. Also, however,… Read more

June 30, 2009

Welcome to the Evangelical Gateway blog, which is associated with the Evangelical Gateway (thus the name) at Patheos.com.  This will be a central hub for information about the articles and other items posted on the Gateway. I extend a special welcome to those who are joining us for the Faith@Work Consultation.  When you go to the Gateway, you will find a “Guide” to the Consultation and all that it offers.  But it all begins with a simple question, posted in… Read more

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