Celebrating America’s Brexit

Roger Wolsey shared the cartoon above. In my Sunday school class yesterday, I found myself pondering the question of how faith and patriotism relate to one another.  The matter is not as simple even as my own American Baptist tradition might seem to make it by advocating separation. I do think that “separation of church and state” [Read More…]

News Flash: Right-Wing Fundamentalists Don’t Understand Islam

Hemant Mehta drew attention to angry outbursts on Twitter, from conservatives who are upset that president Obama did not mention God in his 4th of July address. These two particularly baffle me: @BlissTabitha He’s an atheist with Muslim tendencies. — Troy Ellison (@blayne_troy) July 4, 2015 [ Military ] Open Question : Obama removes God from [Read More…]

Happy Independence Day!

For this 4th of July, I thought I would repost something I wrote on this occasion in 2008: It is the 4th of July, and in the United States, we often find people mixing Christianity and nationalism in ways that are at best ironic, and at times downright contradictory. The 4th of July is thus [Read More…]

Happy 4th of July!

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An Evolutionary Creationist’s Declaration of Independence

This seems particularly fitting for the occasion of 4th of July and an ongoing interest of this blog (it is authored by Mike Beidler, and first appeared on the blog Rethinking the αlpha and Ωmega: An Evolutionary Creationist’s Declaration of Independence (Apologies to Mr. Jefferson) In the BODY OF CHRIST, February 26, 2010. The unanimous [Read More…]

Happy 4th of July!

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Happy Independence Day!

Whether you are an American celebrating the 4th of July, or an Ewok celebrating the downfall of the Galactic Empire a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, may your day see you free from tyrannical rule by the Sith and all who resemble them! [Read more…]