Mainline Protestantism in a Post-Protestant Time: A Response to David Hollinger

This summer I was asked to deliver two lectures on Mainline Protestantism for the annual Craigville Colloquy on Cape Cod.  One of those lectures focused on the work of Berkeley intellectual historian David Hollinger on what he calls “ecumenical” Protestantism.  I find his analysis helpful for those wrestling with the theological and institutional issues facing [Read More…]

Staying in Touch with Religion on the Web

Like most people of my generation I remain loyal to print journalism. Thanks to a wonderful English teacher named John Burns, I’ve been a New York Times subscriber since my junior year in high school. The paper now arrives on the front lawn at 5:30 every morning, along with the Boston Globe. For religion news [Read More…]