… It’s Also Uncivil

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James , thanks for investing the effort to so thoroughly debunk the latest nonsense from Jim Wallis. But in addition to substituting ideology for theology, Wallis is also practicing a breathtaking hypocrisy. For years, Wallis has been sanctimoniously denouncing his opponents for their failures of . . . . Continue Reading »

Unequal Treatment on Sex Scandals

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California is about to open a litigation “window” that temporarily allows victims of sex abuse for whom the statute of limitations has run out to sue the employers of their abusers. The prime target is of course the Roman Catholic Church, with the Boy Scouts also on the radar. Over on . . . . Continue Reading »

The Debate Lives On

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B.D. , while we may never get a musical version per your suggestion, the debate between Jefferson and Henry over religious freedom and church/state relations in early post-revolutionary America lives on—it’s reenacted every April at Colonial Williamsburg . Drop by any Wednesday afternoon . . . . Continue Reading »

Glad to Have That Settled

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Well, B.D. , I’m glad to have that settled. As I said at the time , I was open to being persuaded if more evidence or better arguments were presented. Now that new evidence has surfaced, I’m content. (Although I continue to think McGrath jumped the gun by demanding we change the date . . . . Continue Reading »

It May Be Lawful, But Is It Helpful?

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Joe , thanks for bringing this fascinating development to our attention. If faith-based dorms become a model that other schools emulate, it could lead a sea change in the way Americans (both believers and unbelievers) experience college. Given the increasing level of legal, . . . . Continue Reading »