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What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Religious Decline in America?

Without fail, when the obvious is announced in the form of statistics, people lose their mind.  Copious digital ink has been spilled over a recent  2,849 more words

Atheism

Libertarianism, Christianity, and Combating Bad Ideas with Good Ideas

When endeavoring to exchange information, it is best to fight bad ideas with good ones. Violence, intimidation, bullying, shaming, etc. may be effective ways of asserting one’s position to be sure, but these methods do nothing to substantively address the real issue(s) in question, nor are they logical exercises of intellect. 15,055 more words

Miscellaneous

Legitimacy

There is an impromptu symposium on legitimacy, sovereignty, and the duty to obey the law over at the traditionalist Catholic blog The Josias, from  456 more words

Political Theology

A Brief Thought on Karen Kilby's Apophatic Trinitarianism

Karen Kilby has been one of the more determined critics of the social trinitarianism [1] of theologians like Jürgen Moltmann, Miroslav Volf, John Zizoulas, Catherine LaCugna, and Leonardo Boff. 709 more words

Animal Theology

Reflections on Georgetown Event with President Obama

Earlier this week I was at Georgetown Univeristy to listen to a panel discussion that featured E.J. Dionne (Washington Post columnist), President Obama, Robert Putnam (author and sociologist), and Arthur Brooks (President of the American Enterprise Institute). 431 more words

Political Theology

Are we back in 1968?

The assassination of Civil Rights Leader and Christian Saint Martin Luther King Jr. set off civil unrest in many American cities.

It’s 2015. And now we have Ferguson, Cleveland, New York, Charleston, and Baltimore. 779 more words

Political Theology

The System's Working Effectively

“What’s the life expectancy for black guys? The system’s working effectively, that’s why!”-Kanye West, Murder to Excellence

I have no kind words or pleasantries to make this more palatable.

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