Some Questions About the Gay Cake

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By now, everyone's aware of the latest culture war click-frenzy, which we can all officially dub Arizona Cakegate, regarding a bill in the Grand Canyon State that gives business owners (especially those of the wedding cake or crappy DJ variety) the overt right to deny service to gay couples.And we're all aware of the predictable response from conservative Christian culture warriors, to the tune of chalking up wins for religious freedom if the bill should survive veto (despite┬ásensible … [Read more...]

Love & Leadership in a House of Cards

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I write this having completed all the chapters but one in House of Cards Season Two.The finale is going down tonight, and I cannot WAIT.While much digital ink could be spilled about this season, and the series as a whole, I thought I 'd offer a couple thoughts about the strange exploration of love and leadership that dominates the S.02 storyline. With Frank and Claire officially "in" the White House, the strategizing, manipulating, dealing, and backchanneling is at an all-time high. And … [Read more...]

Resolved: Quitting the Progressive Christian Internet in 2014

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I have a New Year's Resolution to share.It isn't quit smoking (never started). And it isn't lose weight (well, it probably should be). It isn't even one of those vague ones like be happier or be┬áhealthier or take more time for me (the latter, of course, being impossible when one works for a living and has two tiny humans to keep alive and happy). No, this Resolution is somewhat non-traditional. But it is, by my reasoning, vitally necessary: I'm quitting the Progressive Christian Internet in … [Read more...]

Hauerwas on American Civil Religion

"Americans don't know how to read their Bible well because they are Americans before they are Christians."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2om54Lp6Hxg … [Read more...]

I’m Probably Right About the New Religious Right

A few months ago, I left a comment on the well-read blog of a friend (and hero) - and got into a little bit of trouble.I suggested that the neo-reformed movement - the "Young, Restless, and Reformed" that emerged a decade or so ago and have consolidated most notably into The Gospel Coalition, segments of the PCA, Southern Seminary and segments of the SBC, and Mark Driscoll's Acts 29 network - is giving rise to a new religious right in the U.S.I was immediately, and gently, corrected by … [Read more...]


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