Beyond Activism Innocence

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It was my pleasure this week to interview Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, whose book, The World is Not Ours to Save, is really rocking some boats.  Some of my most conservative friends, as well as some of my most progressive friends, have really enjoyed the book, so I was eager to talk with Tyler.  Patheos is also featuring [Read More...]

Hating on Bristol Palin, Back in Style

Hank Stuever writes in The Washington Post a review of Bristol Palin’s reality show, which debuted last night on Lifetime, called “Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp.”  The review does not get off to a good start.  Stuever notes that “the young Palin claims [her memoir] was a bestseller,” and in context the implication is clear [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...]

Scorn Profits the Blogger, but Costs the Kingdom

I recently posted a piece entitled, “If You’re Selling Scorn for Conservative Christians, the Market is Hot.”  The essential thesis was that some progressive Christians are so angry with conservative Christians (especially the “culture warriors”) that they are accepting uncritically, legitimating, and perpetuating caricatures about their fellow believers.  Genuinely concerned that the Religious Right is [Read More...]

Bush Hatred Prevails Over Obama Love

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A presidency that began with such hope and optimism, and such astronomical approval and support, may well end in the utter collapse of the modern liberal program. I’m sure that sounds like an overstatement, and perhaps it is.  2012 will be no cakewalk for Republicans, and they’re fully capable of bungling the opportunity history has [Read More...]


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