Tag: Culture

Church Failure

Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell wrote an article, Walking away from church, for the LA Times (10/17/2010) summarizing their recent book, American Grace. It seems that churches might want to hear what their research has uncovered. “As recently…

The Moral Landscape

I heard Sam Harris defend his new book, The Moral Landscape, last night on BookTV.Very Interesting. I’ll have to get a copy and read it. From what I could tell, he has borrowed liberally from the biblical Christian perspective, but…

God In America

“God in America” will be broadcast on PBS for three nights starting Oct. 11, 2010. Stephen Prothero, a religion professor at Boston University, makes a similar point on-screen as he discusses the rising revolutionary sentiment in colonial America. “I think…

Rock Mountain Creed

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount by Phillip A. Ross First Edition, 325 pages. From the Introduction What difference does Jesus make? Did His teaching and ministry change everything? Or did Jesus’ teaching simply uphold the Old Testament law without changing…

Koran: Don’t Burn It, Read It!

Serious public religious discussion is all but impossible these days. It seems that to hold any serious religious belief is to offend those who don’t hold that particular belief. And the more seriously you take your faith, the more offensive…

Must Christian life involve religion?

My readers may be interested in the article: Must Christian life involve religion? by Shirley Lancaster. “We need to rediscover spirituality as an interior journey and this will involve new institutional forms.” I have commented extensively on it.

Perception & Reality

written in 1994 One of the early casualties of the war with Iraq is the idea that perception is reality, or that perception shapes reality. This idea has been popular in a variety of circles. It was early in April,…