A Religious Liberal Blog

This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

On the web

I wrote a piece on Gay Spirituality, highlighting pastors who have been in their church's fire because they acted on the belief of glbt equality. EJ Dionne looks at the changed political landscape, one which includes religious liberals.

Harold Meyerson looks at the consequences of joining up with the Nigerian Anglicans, a move which was made by two Episcopal congregations in Virginia. The Denver Post has a piece on gay evangelicals who are trying to connect faith and their orientation.

"Indeed, it seems the more religious students become, the less willing they are to engage in critical reflection about faith." This is a chilling piece on the way religion has affected academic life. This indicates the vacuum left by the mainline.

Once such colleges had campus ministries that where able to integrate education and religious faith. But today without such a place, students are forced to choose between education and faith. Most drop faith, the ones that don't provide the problems this article is pointing to.

5 Comments:

At 3:41 PM , Anonymous Tanya-J said...

Nice post, Dwight. I've been dismayed at the shift in the classroom that has occurred over the past 10 years, especially regarding religious discussion.

Tanya

 
At 1:42 AM , Anonymous Michael said...

Scarry, huh. I took a few [very interesting] religion courses in college... The syllabuses had more pages devoted to class behaviour rules than to what we would study. And you know "Don't evangelize your classmates" was only on there because someone had tried it...

 
At 12:20 AM , Anonymous Love said...

We need a separation of religion and sex.

 
At 10:17 AM , Anonymous Joel said...

Hi Dwight, you might enjoy this audio interview I did with Daniel Karslake, director of FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO, a new documentary about 5 Christian families reconciling their faith with the the reality that one of their family members is gay. Countdown to Sundance Podcast

 
At 12:20 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would recommend "God Created" and Jesus, the Word as two powerful books that deal effectively with these two issues of faith

 

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