Anti-Christian Bias Among the Intellectual Elite?

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Anti-Christian Bias Among the Intellectual Elite?  —  A small, but elite group of Americans demonstrate signs of anti-Christian hostility, sociologists David Williamson and George Yancey at University of North Texas claim in their new book, So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States? (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014).  Here is a […]

Beyond Pacifist and Just War Theology

Social Sciences

Beyond Pacifist and Just War Theology  —  Ron Sider writes that the old debate between pacifists and Just War theorists need not be settled for both to join together in a massive, sustained testing of the possibilities of nonviolence.  The theological/ethical commitments of both views demand that they invest seriously in sustained nonviolent peacemaking and, […]

Post-Empirical Science as Religion

Natural Sciences

Post-Empirical Science as Religion  —  “This year, debates in physics circles took a worrying turn. Faced with difficulties in applying fundamental theories to the observed Universe, some researchers called for a change in how theoretical physics is done. They began to argue — explicitly — that if a theory is sufficiently elegant and explanatory, it […]

From Jihadist to Moderate Muslim

From Jihadist to Moderate Muslim  —  This 40 min. audio from NPR’s Fresh Air interviews a British citizen who extracted himself from radical Islam.  He explains how he was recruited at age 16, describes 4 stages of radicalization, 3 approaches to recruiting, and includes an interesting discussion on adolescent identity.  Could offer useful insight into […]

Five Facts About the Abortion Debate

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Five Facts About the Abortion Debate  —  Forty-two years after Roe v. Wade, the debate over the issue continues even as public opinion has held relatively steady. Here are a few key facts about Americans’ views on the topic, based on recent Pew Research Center polling.

 
 
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