Obama’s SOTU was a deft combination of centuries-old American exceptionalism and a decades-old consensus that can best be called “semi-Niebuhrianism.”Read More
In a video released on her Facebook page, Sarah Palin insists that violent rhetoric plays no role in influencing actions while claiming that those condemning the use of angry rhetoric and images are themselves manufacturing a “blood libel” that may well “incite…violence.” So which is it?Read More
How did we get to the point where the infringement of a religious obligation is constitutionally irrelevant despite the existence in the text of a constitutional protection of religion?
Like superheroes, the Captain America redemptive hero does all the work, requiring no sacrifice from us. The prophetic model, like Martin Luther King Jr., asks us to see collective meaning in suffering.Read More
The week in religion.Read More
You may find that it’s helpful to know something about a subject before you start talking about it.Read More