I stumbled across the following blog post as it was trending and being shared on social media by friends and acquaintances. I read it, thought about it and couldn’t stop thinking about it—so I took the time to write out a rather lengthy comment addressing most of the author’s points honestly seeking debate or conversation because despite this post apparently going a bit viral there were no comments. 2,977 more words
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In November, Yale University Press will release The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest by Walter A. McDougall (University of Pennsylvania). 166 more words
Why do Christians on both sides of the Tiber frame the current presidential contest in a secular republic no less in terms of what a believer’s vote says about his or her devotion or virtue? 1,137 more words
Kenneth Woodward, editor for Newsweek‘s religion section for four decades, joins the show to discuss Billy Graham’s evolution, Catholicism vs. Protestantism on salvation, Civil Religion, miracle stories and his new book Getting Religion.
Please read my analysis of the effect of ideology in recent Soviet and Russian geopolitical struggles, starting on page 19 of this journal.
I argue that understanding the role of interaction between matter and spirit (and how this plays out in individuals) may help explain the somewhat erratic of the current Russian state, particularly in the context of Syria (though the information is a bit dated now).