Clemson Coach and Religious Coercion

Athletics & Health

Clemson Coach and Religious Coercion — In a letter to Clemson University, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a complaint about “the football program’s connection to the coach’s Christian religion.” According to the foundation, Coach Dabo Swinney has “promoted a culture in the program that promotes Christianity and violates constitutional guidelines against publicly funded […]

Jarislov Pelikan — The Need for Creeds

All Current Features

Jarislov Pelikan: The Need for Creeds — The idea of reciting an unchanging creed sounds suspicious to modern ears. But church historian Jaroslav Pelikan (1923-2006, translator of Luther’s Works and author of The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, 5 vols.) illuminated ancient tradition in order to enliven faith in the present and […]

The Evolutionist View of Religion

Natural Sciences

The Evolutionist View of Religion — This conventional kinship hypothesis of religion proposes that serving God and serving the “circle” of people to whom one is psychologically (and sometimes genetically) tied become synonymous.  Over time the “circle of kin” expands to include more and more non-relatives, as within-group ties are strengthened by shared practices and beliefs. […]

The Story We Find Ourselves In: Nurturing Christians in a Consumer Culture

The Story We Find Ourselves In: Nurturing Christian Identity in a Consumer Culture –Consumerism has become society’s prevailing story, the story in which young people cultivate their identity. It is now important to help them shift from viewing themselves as objects within a consumer society to seeing themselves as subjectsand agents of God’s love.

A Public School Bible Curriculum

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A Public School Bible Curriculum — The Mustang, Okla., school board voted Monday (April 14) to adopt a Bible course developed by Steve Green, clearing the way for the Hobby Lobby president, whose suit against the Affordable Care Act is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, to enter another charged arena at the borderline of […]

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