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August 8, 2016
Paul Tillich’s “religion is the soul of culture and culture is the form of religion” is not the only thing to say on the subject(s), but it is a provocative inspiration to those who reflect on and who write about each. Let me follow that inspiration this week and look back to and in on my calling, which for me ended professionally eighteen years ago, but which never leaves one.
August 1, 2016
The “Mormon Moment” has passed. I learned this from a book reviewer in The Christian Century (see “resources” below), who criticized and dismissed a new book with a Mormon theme, and then from a New York Times article which dated “the end of the Mormon Moment” before July, 2014. Why had there been a Mormon Moment a few years ago and what had happened?
July 28, 2016
Even if you don’t own a smartphone and have never played a computer game more sophisticated than solitaire, you have probably heard of Pokémon Go by now. The phone-based game boasts 30 million players worldwide, less than a month after its release on July 6th. In that brief time, it has been both praised and blamed for its impact on the larger world.

Tags: pokemon
July 21, 2016
Self-help guru Cosmo Ausar Setepenra, born Gavin Long, peddled a personal philosophy called “Alpha Preneurism

Author: Spencer Dew
July 18, 2016
"Everybody’s talking about . . . ,” in this case, white Protestant America’s posture and place in politics, events, culture, and more. This summer “everybody” is, or at least quite a few people are, talking and blogging about the capitalized three words White Protestant America,  referencing the book by Robert P.
July 14, 2016
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham and Bill Nye “The Science Guy” have squared off again.

Author: Aaron Tubbs
July 11, 2016
David Gushee celebrated July 4th with a much-discussed piece in his “Christians, Conflict & Change” column on the so-frequently helpful Religion News Service.
July 8, 2016
When Zhou Enlai was asked about the implications of the French Revolution, he famously said: ”Too early to tell.” This is only an anecdote and  “Brexit” is certainly not a historical event on the scale of the French Revol
July 5, 2016
Those of us who have great regard for many aspects of the Orthodox Church can this week go back to showing that regard mainly by appreciating and displaying the visual beauties of icons and art work from the Orthodox tr

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