The Indignation Industry, or the Art of Blogging Controversies

I think we bloggers and writers of online content generally need to confess to something.  We often have mixed motives — or we face a complex set of competing incentives — when it comes to potentially controversial material. I was reminded of this by Christian sociologist Jenell Paris — author of The End of Sexual [Read More...]

Rob Bell, Hollywood Celebrity?

Rob Bell recently announced his decision to leave Mars Hill Bible Church, the congregation he founded and guided to mega-church status in Grandville, Michigan, to move his family to Los Angeles and pursue other interests.  The church’s official statement said he would “devote his full energy to sharing the message of God’s love with a [Read More...]


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