Tag Archives: Religion

Jim Rigby : The Flag by the Pulpit

Image from encountering love.The flag by the pulpit What does it mean when we tell preachers not to be political, but place a flag by the pulpit as though the flag were not itself a political statement? By Jim Rigby … finish reading Jim Rigby : The Flag by the Pulpit

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Lamar W. Hankins : Jessica Ahlquist and the Modern Day Puritans

Sixteen-year-old Jessica Ahlquist sued Cranston High School in Cranston, Rhode Island, for displaying an eight-foot tall prayer banner in the school gym. Photo by Gretchen Ertl / NYT / Facebook.‘City upon a hill’:Our modern-day Puritans andthe saga of Jessica Ahlquist … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Jessica Ahlquist and the Modern Day Puritans

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BOOKS / Robert Jensen : Brueggemann’s ‘The Practice of Prophetic Imagination’

Prophetic politics:Charting a healthy role for religion in public life By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / February 7, 2012 [The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipatory Word, by Walter Brueggemann (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012); Hardcover, 192 pp., … finish reading BOOKS / Robert Jensen : Brueggemann’s ‘The Practice of Prophetic Imagination’

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IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Is Science a Religion?

Images from Wikimedia Commons (top), NASA, via Science Meets Religion.Is Science a Religion? ‘Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and … finish reading IDEAS / Bill Meacham : Is Science a Religion?

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Jim Rigby : Christmas Cancelled as Security Measure!

Three wise men arrested for illegal possession of “frankincense” and “myrrh.” Art from Dare to Create.Christmas is no time totalk about war and peace When the angels sang, ‘peace on earth good will to all,’ they were expressing the song … finish reading Jim Rigby : Christmas Cancelled as Security Measure!

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Gospel According to Tebow

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow shown “Tebowing.” Whose side is God on?The Gospel according to Tebow By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | December 18, 2011 I don’t normally write about an individual’s religious beliefs unless that person … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Gospel According to Tebow

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Lamar W. Hankins : Religion is the Elixir of Republican Politics

Religion as magic elixir. Image from Photobucket.Religion:The elixir of Republican politics By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / October 18, 2011 An elixir is a substance taken to cure one’s ills, or it’s a substance used to carry … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Religion is the Elixir of Republican Politics

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Lamar W. Hankins : Football for Jesus

Image from The Gospel According to Hate. They’re at it again: Football for Jesus By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / August 30, 2911 I can’t quite smell football in the air, probably because of our wilting temperatures … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Football for Jesus

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Lamar W. Hankins : San Marcos, Texas, and the Separation of Church and State

Thomas Jefferson and the separation of church and state. Sculpture outside the Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, Vermont. Image from Artsology.Thomas Jefferson,the San Marcos City Council,and the municipal promotion of prayer It is a feeble and flaccid religion that needs the imprimatur … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : San Marcos, Texas, and the Separation of Church and State

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James Noland : Sarah Palin and JFK’s Houston Speech

John F. Kennedy, then a candidate for president of the United States, speaks before a group of Protestant ministers at Houston’s Rice Hotel, September 12, 1960. Photo from AP.Palin wrong about JFK:Kennedy’s famous speech on church and state As the … finish reading James Noland : Sarah Palin and JFK’s Houston Speech

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Marc Estrin : Happy Birthday, World

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WORLD By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / October 25, 2010 “I’m depressed.” A most common comment. Depressed about what? The answers are various: our dangerous, deaf, moronic leadership, the ongoing wars, religious strife, public and private … finish reading Marc Estrin : Happy Birthday, World

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Harry Targ : Religion, Politics, and War

Christians fight Muslims in illustration from medieval manuscript. Image from syllabus, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.Sanctioned by a wrathful God:Religion, politics, and war By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / September 22, 2010 Childhood remembrances When I was a kid … finish reading Harry Targ : Religion, Politics, and War

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