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Richard Dawkins: Donald Trump's Anti-Muslim Policies Are “Inhumane”

(blog) (blog)Sam Harris once called it the “mother lode of bad ideas.” Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz have spent years trying to modernize...

Religious Freedom: The Contested Core of Baptist Identity

(blog) (blog)While probably best known as the academic home of Thomas Kidd, Barry Hankins, and famed bloggers Philip Jenkins and Beth Allison Barr, Baylor...

Thomas Kidd: Ted Cruz's Traveling Companions Make Him a Non-Option

(blog) (blog)Cruz and his supporters like to say that Cruz is a constitutional conservative. ... Ken is involved with the Wilks Brothers-funded and David...

If Trump is Responsible for His Rallies, Then Shouldn't Cruz Be Responsible for His Advisors?

(blog) (blog)Earlier today a reader sent a link to Steve Deace's public Facebook page where he carries on the low level of discourse. Given...

Catholic Politics: Neither “Left” Nor “Right”

(blog)Neither Charlie nor Scott were doing that. Rather, they were ... There are pro-life atheists (e.g., Nat Hentoff) and conservative and libertarian atheists, just...

John Fea on Ted Cruz's Dominionism

(blog)People are not paying enough attention to Cruz' backers like the Wilks Bros, the Hobby Lobby Greens and all their Oral Roberts' cronies and...

The Ted Cruz-David Barton Semi-Secret PAC Connection to Turn the USA Into a Theocracy

(blog) (blog)Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is joined on stage by conservative commentator Glenn Beck at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa,...

How Fox News Celebrates Martin Luther King Day

(blog)Aveda King, who is often featured on Fox News for her conservative views, suggested that some people were “stirring up that fear and that...

Traditionalism & Apologetics: Allies or Enemies?

(blog) (blog)Still, I can imagine that there are many tradition-minded Catholics who would be at least mildly annoyed by titles like Dave Armstrong's Bible...

Being Liberal: Should Justin Trudeau Apologize to Pope?

(blog) (blog)With this in mind, does Justin Trudeau have anything to apologize to the Pope or the Canadian bishops for? Does he need to...

Dialogue: Luke 1:28 & Immaculate Conception

(blog) (blog)You really messed up big time on that point, Dave. Usually, you are careful, .... (Geisler and MacKenzie, Roman Catholics and Evangelicals: Agreements...

When Being Anti-LGBTQ is More Important Than Being the Church

(blog) (blog)See Preston Sprinkle for someone who doesn't hold affirming theology but, in my observation, maintains a loving and nonjudgemental posture.) At any rate,...

Jesus Was a Jew: Understanding Jesus and Same-Sex Marriages in His 1st Century ...

(blog) (blog)(It doesn't appear that the authors of Jubilees or Joseph and Asenath wouldn't have much of a problem with a non-procreative marriage relationship.)...

Why do so many conservatives oppose Pope Francis?

(blog) (blog)The next day, Rush Limbaugh, another prominent conservative radio host, expressed similar sentiments, claiming that the Pope was aligning himself with those on...

Maybe we're on TV

(blog) (blog)John Fea wrote a nice remembrance here, ending with a photo of perhaps the most appropriate way of remembering Dawkins. Grab a ball...

American Paganisms: Feraferia

Patheos (blog) - PatheosPatheos (blog)Until this interview and the book Celebrate Wildness my only real exposure to Feraferia was through Margot Adler's Drawing Down the...

What Is Vulnerable Theology?

(blog) (blog)Their relationship reminds me of that between conservative and progressive Christianity today. ..... “To make an apt answer is a joy to a...

What Is Vulnerably Theology?

(blog)Their relationship reminds me of that between conservative and progressive Christianity today. But by the time I knew ..... “To make an apt answer...

Evil liberal media continues to persecute righteous white Christians by ...

(blog) (blog)Robert E. Lee was subtitled both “A Life of Virtue” and “Goodness in Action.” For white fundamentalists like Moore, ... Mike Huckabee's viability...

DANCING IN THE KALI YUGA A Story of My Life Up Until Now

(blog)They are very conservative, believing Southern Baptists to be dangerously liberal and not at all sure American Baptists are actually Christian. Anyway .... My...

Obama's Creed: Are we being prepped for 2016′s fake narrative?

(blog) (blog)On Scott Walker and the absolutely absurd media histrionics concerning his refusal to both take responsibility for Rudy Giuliani's comments, and also confirm...

God Comes in Flavors

(blog) (blog)According to Gladwell, back in the 1970's, a fellow named Howard Moskowitz figured out that the way to break open the super-conservative spaghetti...

David Brooks: How To Be Religious in the Public Square

(blog) (blog) ... I work at what I think of as the greatest newspaper in the world, but being a conservative, religious person at...

A Little Literary Tour of Oxford

(blog)Here is my article for the Imaginative Conservative this week. It is an imaginary tour of literary Oxford. No other city in ... of...

All Unhappy Families Are Alike

(blog) (blog)Noelle may be an extreme case—I too, as the only conservative, Orthodox Jew, and Zionist in my family, receive a cold shoulder while...

An Intro and the Skeptimergent Challenge

(blog)As an atheist who works with religious persons, I am honored to be a part of these “Emerging Voices.” By way of introduction, I...

Missionaries putting their lives on the line

(blog)In many places in the world, the only modern medical care available is provided by Christian missionaries. Thus, the main people fighting the Ebola...

Liveblogging Richard Carrier Inspiring Doubt

(blog)He also mentions Chris Mooney's review of the book. ... Carrier rightly challenges the claim that we have as much or as good evidence...

The Non-Adept's Guide to Gerald Gardner

(blog)If there's no paper-trail or smoking gun the conservative approach is what academia suggests. For a Hutton or Kelly to argue against Gardner being...

Unexpected Sites of Christian Pacifism: Pentecostal Edition

(blog)What do these high-profile persons have in common besides nationalism and conservative politics? According to authors Jay Beaman and Brian Pipkin, who profiled Ashcroft...

“Cosmos” May Get Science Right, But It Gets Church History Wrong

(blog)While dinosaurs like Charles Freeman continue to lumber along claiming that Christianity killed the use of reason, the fact is that thanks to Clement...