Glee, West Wing, and Jesus: A Conversation with Stephen Prothero

I recently wrote a piece — in response to Stephen Prothero, writing at the CNN Belief Blog — explaining that I would celebrate the “coming out” of conservative Christians on television when they were not merely present and foils for arguments against their viewpoints, but were actually capable of explaining and defending their viewpoints coherently. [Read More…]

Anders Breivik as a Pragmatic Agnostic

Stephen Prothero writes at CNN that when ideas accomplish positive change, we speak of the power of ideas, but when ideas “do things we do not want them to do, as in Oslo,” then we pretend that ideas are powerless. ┬áThe contention that Anders Behring Breivik’s actions “had nothing to do with his Christian faith [Read More…]