I’m convinced that God is at work within the church walls, yes, but also beyond the church walls. God-things are happening at the altar and font, but also at the corner store, the barber shop, the shelter, the county government offices, the public schools, social service organizations, ten mile runs, and more.
Category Archives: Society
Bustin’ Unions, or Bustin’ Faith? Why Diana Butler Bass is wrong about Scott Walker
I'm a bit shocked that Diana Butler Bass makes an unfair and unwarranted attack on Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, assulting the supposed role of his faith in his confrontation with state Senate Democrats and the government employee unions. If she wants to write a piece critiquing his policies and politics, that's fine … butContinue reading “Bustin’ Unions, or Bustin’ Faith? Why Diana Butler Bass is wrong about Scott Walker”
Is Jesus a liberal Democrat? Really?
"Jesus is a liberal Democrat." So says Steven Colbert, the wise-cracking comedian who gives a regular dose of God to a generation that is largely absent from the pews, mostly by revealing the hypocrisy of Christian conservatives. In last evening's show, he takes aim at his favorite target, Bill O'Reilly. The Colbert Report Mon –Continue reading “Is Jesus a liberal Democrat? Really?”
The Longstanding American Ambivalence about Christ at Christmas
Cries to “put Christ back in Christmas” ring somewhat hollow, for Christ has had an uncertain relationship with public Christmas celebrations from the very start of our American Christmas traditions.
The War on Christmas
For many years Christians have waged a persistent and spirited war on Christmas. They have struggled, with significant success, to transform a holy day for people of faith into a secular holiday for all citizens of our nation to observe.