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This Will Almost Undoubtedly Be the Best Theology Book This Fall: The Mestizo Augustine

A forthcoming book from IVP combines one of my favorite lenses for theology (mestizaje) with one of my favorite theologians (Augustine). And the author is none other than… 209 more words


Seattle offers classes on 'white fragility,' to explain roots of guilt

From Fox News: A city-run cultural program in Seattle is offering residents classes on “white fragility” to white folks understand why they can’t seem to handle matters involving race, and tickets have sold out. 411 more words



I am publishing through August on Pandaemonium a series of extracts from my books on the theme of historical fears of the masses and of democracy. 2,847 more words

Philosophy & Ethics

Chicago police chief wants to fire 8 cops for McDonald shooting cover-up...

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has recommended firing eight officers accused of covering up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald in October 2014, according to the Chicago Sun Times. 141 more words


Federal judge declares ‘black lives matter’ during hearing over Seattle police reform

Via Seattle Times: U.S. District Judge James Robart, pointedly reacting to the Seattle police union’s rejection of a tentative contract, said Monday he would not let the powerful labor group hold the city “hostage” by linking wages to constitutional policing. 873 more words


Ellen DeGeneres defends herself against racism allegations over Usain Bolt photo

Some people have no sense of humor.

From MSN: Ellen DeGeneres is responding to accusations of racism she’s received since posting an edited photo of herself and Usain Bolt to her… 239 more words


A group of about 30 people paint “kill cops” messages on downtown Olympia buildings

Proggies being proggies.

From Q13Fox: A group of about 30 people made their way through downtown Olympia on Sunday night, painting messages on buildings advocating killing police… 178 more words