The Ongoing Scandal of the Evangelical Mind [Texas Education Edition]

I’m adding Slactivist to my list of blogs to read. I’ve read him for years – most notably for his insightful running commentary on the Left Behind series, a level of literary and theological pulp that I just won’t read so I let him read it for me. It’s good stuff. He also does insightful […]

The Nones: Not Elsewhere, but Nowhere.

Yesterday, the New York Times published a story on Evangelicals’ shift from the waning stadium/corporate retreat megachurch model to experimentation with communities that are more localized and based on the arts. It’s a response to the growing population of “Nones”, those people who identify themselves with no religious affiliation. These are individuals, usually younger, who […]

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry for Tomorrow We Die.

Like much of American culture, there is a disconnection between celebrations and their roots. I find this most apparent in the nation’s observation of religious holidays. Perhaps one of the most significant is Mardi Gras, also known as Carnival. We praise Tuesday as a great celebration, an expression of Spring Fever, a dance to the […]