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Between conservatism and secularism

I participated in a comment thread on Facebook, where a friend of mine was telling of a panel discussion held at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, between a certain priest and Donnya D. 809 more words

Maria Sabina and Psychedelic Enchantment -- A Postsecular View (RMMLA Presentation)

(The following is a presentation version presented on the Oral and Traditional Arts panel at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in Boise, Idaho.)   3,773 more words

Is Caribbean Theology Indecent Enough?

An activist, upcoming philosopher, and dear friend of mine, Justin Holder, recently posted the following status update on Facebook:

“Watching Bajan and Caribbean people who are excited to support black rights in the States.

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Aslan on the New Atheists

http://www.salon.com/2014/11/21/reza_aslan_sam_harris_and_new_atheists_arent_new_arent_even_atheists/

I think Aslan makes some fair points.

It’s ironic, how Dawkins et al. reveal what is the confessional character of their own outlook, in saying things like religion is “one of the world’s great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus.” This story, about religion as evil, shapes their outlook, trumping other takes on things. 321 more words

Feminism isn't a Credential

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2817191/62p-HOUR-s-women-sleeping-16-room-paid-make-Ed-Harriet-s-45-Feminist-Looks-Like-T-shirts.html

I’ll just say this:

Feminism isn’t a credential. As if wearing a t-shirt makes you any less a participant in a system of oppression. As Jesus said, you know a tree by it’s fruits. 121 more words

A comment on Bill Maher

Ben Affleck telling Bill Maher like it is!

The problem with Bill Maher and the New Atheists is that they’re operating with a number of modernist assumptions about religion that need to be deconstructed. 609 more words

Remember them, in prayer and in tears

What Jesus brought was a message of rupture, of dying to the ways of the world (ways that often seem so natural to us). The message of the kingdom is the message of a community set apart from the world, of an egalitarian collective, doing things differently. 445 more words