A Secular Age 2.0

A Secular Age 2.0  —  “Back in the ’70s, even while a lingering, residual religion still pervaded the atmosphere, the smart set was discovering that religion was a sham. But those were the ’70s, more specifically, the 1870s.”  Matt Milliner at Wheaton reviews Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge by Thomas […]

An Open Letter to Richard Dawkins from Lincoln, NE

Natural Sciences

An Open Letter to Richard Dawkins from Lincoln, NE  —  The writer responds to Dawkins’ recently advocating a moral imperative to abort children conceived with Down Syndrome and invites him to dinner.  A possible starter for course content on ethics, public discourse, conflict resolution, the culture wars, and normative secularism.

Before “I Do”: Premarital Experiences and Marital Qualtiy

Social Sciences, Uncategorized

Before “I Do”: Premarital Experiences and Marital Quality  —  For almost one-third (32 percent) of those in a nationally representative sample, their relationship with their eventual spouse began as a hookup.  And those who said their relationship began by hooking up reported lower marital quality than people who didn’t start their relationship that way, says […]

A Christian Ethicist’s LGBT Assessment

All Current Features

Christian Ethicist’s LGBT Assessment  —  The Associated Baptist Press has been running a series on Christianity and LGBT issues by David Gushee.  Gushee is a an ethicist at Mercer University.  His intent is to “provide some helpful commentary for others who might like to get beyond avoidism and move toward some convictional clarity” using a […]

The Evangelical Academy

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The Evangelical Academy  —  “Rather quickly over the past few years,” says Richard Mouw, “the question of the right of religious institutions to ‘discriminate’ on the basis of religious convictions has become an urgent topic for many of us.”  Yet Jesuit colleges such as the Loyolas  host plenty of non-Jesuit profs. Evangelical academic institutions are […]

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