Primal, Nomocratic, or Pluralist politics

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Whether in Malaysia, and across the Muslim World, democratic governments and human freedom prosper will depend on end to primal and nomocratic politics, and the rise of pluralist parties to suit pluralist nations. [Read more...]

The Myops and Reality

Once there were some people who were quite myopic. Still, they got around just fine by getting up very close to things and kind of feeling around. One day the group of them saw a vast, ill defined shadow against the vague blue sky. As they approached it each saw something different. One saw, and [Read More...]

Islam, Excuses, and the Sacred

Only human life is sacred, and the whole of religion and every individual religion in all its parts forfeits its claim to sanctity when it justifies violence against even a single individual child of the Divine. [Read more...]

The Lord’s Vineyard

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:I keep my promises” [Read more...]

Respecting Religion

. . . ultimately the Spirit in its freedom will choose to breath through our words or not, giving us us cause for thanks either for her validation or correction, but never for self-congratulations or self-pity. [Read more...]

What Do We Let Into Church?

Ultimately the refusal of congregations to allow yoga as a form of exercise and the presence of Muslims for either prayer or even self-representation is a sign of our fear of actually engaging the world Jesus died to save. It is a fear of truly being faithful to Christ. [Read more...]

Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

Christians of course need to ask whether, from a distinctly Christian theological viewpoint, we worship the same God as Muslims. [Read more...]

Religion and Rationality in the Muslim World

There is a particular hubris in believing that we of the West are the only people capable of taming our passions and pursuing rational self-interest . . . [Read more...]

No Freedom without Religious Freedom in Egypt

Religious freedom is the basis of freedom and democracy, not a byproduct. [Read more...]

A New Year of Violence Against Christians

One is tempted to balance this report with attacks in the Christian West on mosques and Muslims, but in reality there is no comparison in number, deadliness, intensity, and most importantly motivation. [Read more...]


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