Theological Malpractice

The New York Times recently featured an article about the resurgence of liberal religion in the realm of politics. It included the quote that I have turned into a meme above. “How do you take two or three Scriptures and make a theology out of it, and claim it is the moral perspective, and leave [Read More…]

Reevaluating Your Faith Management System

On Sunday, my congregation, Crooked Creek Baptist Church, celebrated its 180th anniversary. It is the third oldest church in Indianapolis, and older than Butler University (among other things, including a significant number of countries). The following day I attended CanvasCon, a day-long event about a Learning Management System called Canvas. Butler University currently uses Moodle, and [Read More…]

World Refugee Day Dinner

The Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis Refugee and Immigrant Services organization is hosting a World Refugee Day Dinner. Click through for more details. World Refugee Day is actually June 20th, and the Exodus website has a lot of other information and resources related to that event. [Read more…]

Babylon Bee Christian Movie Ideas

The Babylon Bee is a great source for Christian satire. Just recently they posted a list of 23 Christian movies that need to be made. Here’s a sample of what they suggest: I also particularly liked #19: A NASA astronaut is stranded on Mars. Every Christian on earth comments, “Praying!” on NASA’s Facebook post announcing the [Read More…]

It’ll Be OK Mom

Here’s how Abdul Saltagi’s essay, which won this year’s Kristi Schultz Broughton Liberal Arts Essay Contest, begins: “It’ll be okay mom,” I lied, trying to comfort my distraught mother. She had just heard the news that her nephew, my cousin, was captured by the Syrian Government and her sister hadn’t heard any news of him for days. [Read More…]

Doctor Who: Extremis

The story begins with the Doctor at an execution for Missy, a long time ago, at which he is supposed to pull the lever, but apparently finds a way to save her. And so we find that she is the one in the vault. It is a planet and order of people dedicated to ending [Read More…]

Stop Excusing Evil

Laura Robinson wrote on Facebook: You know, whenever Trump’s at his usual evil worst, I’m not even that angry at him. I’ve known what Trump was since I was eleven years old and saw him on television. I’ve never expected him to be anything else. The people I really get mad at are the people [Read More…]

Apply now for Religion, Spirituality & the Arts

Apply now for Religion, Spirituality & the Arts – Creation Learn, collaborate, and explore how art and spirituality come together. The next seminar series will once again explore Creation with an emphasis on Genesis 1 & 2, Adam and Eve. Applications will be accepted between April 17th and May 31st. Seminar sessions will take place [Read More…]

Complicated Theories

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A Vibrant Future For Christianity Without Churches?

A semester has passed since I concluded my class on Religion and Science Fiction. Yet I still have topics to blog about left over from that experience. One activity from that class was asking students to imagine what the future might hold for some existing religious tradition. One possibility that was mentioned was that Christianity [Read More…]