Monthly Archives: May 2012

Future of US Religion: Skeleton or Heart?

Sightings  5/21/2012 Whites in the Minority – Martin E. Marty’s biography, publications, and contact information at www.memarty.com. On May 17 the New York Time’s headline read “Whites Account for Under Half of Births in U.S.; Tipping Point Reached; Implications for … Continue reading

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Malaysia Chronicle: “NOT A MONSTER, Irshad has a different view”

May 21. 2012, Malaysia Chronicle [note: Malaysian authorities are considering banning her new book and forbidding her return to the country. Manji faced personal threats of Islamic extremists in Indonesia and Malaysia but carried on anyway with the widespread support of young … Continue reading

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Hearing so many other voices, I found again my own: different, but…

State of Formation Weekly – Trey Palmisano On May 14th and 15th, emerging leaders representing a diversity of religious commitments and traditions gathered on the campus of Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School to discuss, explore, and shape a … Continue reading

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For love to win, somebody has to be willing to pay the cost.

May 20, 2012 Karen Spears Zacharias – Patheos post I worry about The Marine sometimes. He would scoff at me for that, so I’ve never made mention of it until now. The news reports of 29-year-old Jaman Iseminger of Indianapolis … Continue reading

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Led

Excerpt from 1 Samuel 9:27-10:8 “The spirit of the Lord will possess you…and you will be turned into a different person.” We ought to be something we’re not.  I should be smarter, more thoughtful, not so impatient, more self-confident, less … Continue reading

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Desire, Frailty, and Citizenship in America and Europe

The Age of Innocence – David Brooks, The New York Times 5-18-12 The people who pioneered democracy in Europe and the United States had a low but pretty accurate view of human nature. They knew that if we get the … Continue reading

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The Problem with Appeals to Unity

From Jonah Goldberg, “The Tyranny of Clichés” (2012) How many speeches have we heard explaining that there’s nothing we can’t do if we all stick together? The problem with such appeals is that they tend to skip over the fact … Continue reading

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