How the Online Left Fuels the Right

(The following article is written by Michelle Goldberg, a NYT columnist.  I find her self-critique on pre-conceptual assumptions from her West Bank experience and her reference to Patrick Little are intriguing.)   I think I know what it feels like to be “red-pilled,” the alt-right’s preferred metaphor for losing one’s faith in received assumptions and Read More …

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“What Is A Porn Star?”

With the backdrop of the national upheaval on the President’s scandal with the porn star “Stormy” Daniels, a friend posted the following question on his FaceBook page:  “Thanks to recent news, my 11-year old asked me what a porn star is. How do I answer that question?”  Although my own son has way passed eleven, Read More …

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The Siege Mentality

Written by David Brooks New York Time Nov 13, 2017 Why are so many conservative evangelicals in Alabama still supporting Roy Moore? For that matter, why have so many evangelicals around the country spent the past two years embracing Donald Trump? I just took part in a compelling conversation on this subject at the Faith Angle Read More …

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The Slow Creep of Hate

(From the publisher.  Christian Century, September 13, 2017) The quality of cabin air is a growing issue for airline passengers. Pilots delay starting the engines until minutes before rolling away from the gate, which is good for saving fuel but hard on passengers, who have to sit in an unventilated aluminum tube as the cabin Read More …

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Trump, Populism, and Christianity

It would not be an overstatement to say the result of the 2016 Presidential Election shook the world.  Defying every poll’s prediction, Donald Trump won the presidency of the United States against all odds.  What seemed, at one point, a bizarre and distant experiment – like Brexit – could only happen in Europe (and we Read More …

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Myths Debunked: Why Did White Evangelical Christians Vote For Trump?

This article is written by Myriam Renaud, then PhD candidate in theology at the University of Chicago.  

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THE COUNTRY IS FRIGHTENINGLY POLARIZED. THIS IS WHY.

This article is written by Fareed Zakaria. Wednesday’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice was a ghastly example of the political polarization that is ripping this country apart. Political scientists have shown that Congress is more divided than at any time since the end of Reconstruction. I am struck not simply by the depth of Read More …

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Where Did ‘We the People’ Go?

The following post is written by Thomas Friedman from New York Times (6/21/2017). A few days ago I was at a conference in Montreal, and a Canadian gentleman, trying to grasp what’s happening to America, asked me a simple question: “What do you fear most these days?” I paused for a second, like a spectator Read More …

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