A Post-Islamic World: Is it coming in a not too distant future?

My friend Steve is the researcher in Post-Christian Culture for the Anglican Church. He studies the cultural dynamics of religion in the UK, and develops resources for Christians to engage an ever-developing post-Christian society. The US is following these same momentous, changing dynamics as Europe. This is not to say that Christianity is not the … More A Post-Islamic World: Is it coming in a not too distant future?

Million Student March: are the mixed messages saying nothing?

The Million Student March is happening today. It feels like an extension of the Occupy movement. In fact, at UMass Amherst some students were occupying the student union building – probably because it has been raining. Websites have been running updates from the marches around the country, but it seems well under the hoped for … More Million Student March: are the mixed messages saying nothing?

Open Letter to Offended Yale Students: Your micro-diaper-bursts are killing education

Since I am on the Open Letter kick, this issue, which was pointed out by my friend Trey McCain, deserves attention. Do not blame Trey for the post below, which are my own satirical responses to our silly world. The following Open Letter is all my fault – well Mikhail Bakhtin, François Rabelais and all my … More Open Letter to Offended Yale Students: Your micro-diaper-bursts are killing education

The Downside of Raising Our Voices (Lessons from Francis of Assisi): Blog Action Day Post

As an Evangelical/Pentecostal pastor (some would say I am post-Evangelical/post-Pentecostal, but I would beg to differ), I believe there are some things about raising our voices for causes we can learn from the activities of Christianity. These are powerful lessons for our current political and social causes. Evangelical Christianity has been one of history’s boldest … More The Downside of Raising Our Voices (Lessons from Francis of Assisi): Blog Action Day Post

What if We are Wrong About the Impending Demise of Religion?

“IF COMMENTATORS ON THE contemporary situation of religion agree about anything, it is that the supernatural has departed from the modern world.” – A Rumor of Angels, Peter Berger, 1968 Peter Berger is the eminent sociologist of religion in our world today. He is the President Emeritus of Religion, Sociology and Theology at BU. In 1968, … More What if We are Wrong About the Impending Demise of Religion?