Hugh Blair

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Why humans are cruel

A psychologist explains why humans are so terrible to each other.<p>Why are human beings so cruel to each other? And how do we justify acts of sheer inhumanity?<p>The conventional explanation is that people are able to do terrible things to other people only after having dehumanized them. In the case of …

Ideology

Editor's Note:Diana Butler Bass (@dianabutlerbass) holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of 10 books on American religion and culture, including "Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks" (HarperOne 2018). The views expressed in this commentary are …

Religion

What early Christians knew that modern Christians don’t: Women make great leaders

The Southern Baptist Convention is having a reckoning with the #MeToo movement this week. More than 2,000 Southern Baptist women signed an open letter Sunday condemning comments made by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson, in which he described a young man’s lewd …

Which Side Are You On?

Should taxes on households making $250,000 or more a year be raised? When you ask Democrats this question, you get a very interesting answer: Those on the bottom of the income distribution appear to want lower taxes on high earners than those on the top do.<p>Among Democrats making less than $30,000, …

How Religion Got Trump

How Religion Got TrumpBy Kenneth L. WoodwardMay 7, 2018Ordinarily, a year is far too short a time to make a difference in the history of American …

How the chaplain blew it

Reverend Conroy told the truth. Bad career move.The post How the chaplain blew it appeared first on Religion News Service.

What is the Bible? A Progressive Perspective

April 19, 2018 by Brandan Robertson<p><i>The following is a sermon that was delivered at Missiongathering Christian Church in San Diego, CA.</i><p>I really love, …

Enlightenment rationality is not enough: we need a new Romanticism

Neuroscience was part of the dinner conversation in my family, often a prerequisite for truth. Want to talk about art? Not without neuroscience. …

Paul’s Humble Philosophy: What Christianity Forgot

Paul’s Humble Philosophy: What Christianity Forgot<p>March 29, 2018 by Matthew J. Korpman<p>Paul’s speech argues, <i>from a Christian perspective to other</i> …

Theology

The Last Temptation

How evangelicals, once culturally confident, became an anxious minority seeking political protection from the least traditionally religious president in living memory<p>One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent …

Religion

Bart Ehrman on the surprisingly un-controversial Triumph of Christianity - Explore

<i>Click the cover to visit the book’s Amazon page.</i><p><b>By DAVID CRUMM</b> <b><br>Editor of ReadTheSpirit magazine</b><p>Question: What’s the most common term used to describe …

Lessons from Marvel’s Black Panther: Natural resource management and increased openness in Africa

By Mariama Sow, Amadou SyLast weekend, Marvel’s “Black Panther” was released in theaters around the world. The highly anticipated movie directed by …

PC: Biblical Scholarship and the Spiritual Life

One of the more complex issues that I’m tackling in <i>Psalming Christ</i> is the gap between patristic spirituality and a modern encounter with the biblical …

Is This a Bonhoeffer Moment?

Are we in a “Bonhoeffer moment” today? It is common to wonder what we would have done if we lived in history’s most challenging times. Christians …

Should We Forgive the Men Who Assaulted Us?

Fourteen months ago, long before #MeToo spawned a movement, I wrote an essay for the Los Angeles Jewish Journal about a disturbing encounter I had with a high-profile Israeli journalist and author.<p>Ari Shavit was at the height of his fame when I met him at the home of the Israeli-American …

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

Religious Change Denial: The Shifting of American Religion and Where to go From Here

The Shifting of American Religion and Where to go From Here<p>By David Galston | 9.12.2017<p>There are climate change deniers. Though I do not know, likely …

Religion

What is Truth?

<b>What is Truth?</b><p><b>A Sermon by Brent Eelman</b><p><b>Eagles Mere Presbyterian Church</b><p><b>August 27, 2017</b><p><i>(Author’s Note: This homily is punctuated for delivery, paying</i> …

A provocative look into Russia’s role in world events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Pastor and author Matt Hagee believes that the Bible can inform our understanding of various dramatic events taking place …

The role of county prosecutors in mass incarceration

John Pfaff's <i>Locked In</i> adds to what we've learned from Michelle Alexander's <i>The New Jim Crow</i>.

The “Nones” are Disappearing

Religious people are growing more numerous, Islam especially, and Christianity is growing much less white.

Martin Luther’s Revolution

Theology is morality is politics is law—and whether or not it’s immediately obvious, the world is steeped in theology. In contemporary America, and …

Theology

Backing Up Your Backup Drive

<b>Q.</b> <i>I keep my photos, videos and other multimedia files stored on an external USB drive to save space on my computer’s main hard drive, and I also back up vital folders there. But how do I back up the external drive in case it goes south?</i><p><b>A.</b> You can create multiple backups of your important data in …

Make America America again

(Unsplash/Dogan Gulcan)<p>There's a pall hanging over the country these days. And it's everywhere.<p>It colors every news article, of course.<p>But, it's not …

Society