Continuing the series that the 8 conservative churches have laid out for us in Fountain Hills Arizona, I want to, as a progressive Christian, explore the flip side of their claim : […]
The Republic of Ireland is holding a referendum today to decide whether to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples. If the vote turns out in favor, it will be a remarkable historical […]
Mad Max: Fury Road is the movie I have waited for my entire life. It’s not perfect, but it comes close. It is refreshing in many ways–it doesn’t rely on CGI, the secondary characters are fully fleshed out, and it doesn’t waste precious minutes of screen time on unnecessary exposition or explanation.
In the following video, philosopher Judith Butler discusses her work and philosophy with Wesleyan University President Michael S. Roth. I particularly enjoyed hearing her discuss how the synagogue of her youth played […]
John Spong starts his book on Eternal Life talking about funerals. In them, he notes, the services are not (or should not be) directed to members of the church. It is really […]
The original position is a social contract mechanism used by the philosopher John Rawls to establish the hypothetical conditions of fairness within which hypothetical participants will select the principles of justice. In many ways, the […]
Podcast Episode 3: Interview with Dennis Prager about The Ten Commandments: Still The Best Moral Code.
Shaun sits down with Dennis Prager, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, columnist, author, conductor, and public speaker,to discuss his newest book, The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code. Dennis makes the case for […]
It’s always been awkward for me as a pastor to talk about Mother’s Day. Of course I don’t really need to. I have the freedom of the pulpit, which this church has […]
May 4 1970 – US National Guard shoot dead 4 unarmed students & wound 9 anti-war protesters at Kent State University. pic.twitter.com/jP9FrtfTcb — DailyRadical History (@radicaldaily) May 4, 2015
Rest in Peace Ben E King. “This song says no matter who you are, no matter where you go in your life, at some point you’re going to need somebody to stand […]
If you haven’t heard, the church recently announced that it will allow members to “pay tithing and submit other charitable donations” electronically. Now, if you’re anything like me, you no longer need […]
As has been noted by Martin Luther King, riots are the voice of the unheard. That is not something to be celebrated but mourned. Desperation and fear are not sufficient conduits for […]