Judge Dismisses Pledge of Allegiance Suit

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Judge Dismisses Pledge of Allegiance Suit  —  A N.J., lawsuit alleging that the words under God in the Pledge of Allegiance violated the rights of an atheist schoolchild and sought to have them stricken has been dismissed.  In his decision, Superior Court Judge David Bauman said recitation of the pledge was a secular, rather than […]

Sabbath as Resistance

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Sabbath as Resistance  —  Walter Brueggemann, in his latest book, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, argues that God’s primary goal in creating the Sabbath is to allow a respite to the never-ending daily demands of life.  Without using two-kingdoms terminology, this brief book review suggests how Brueggemann’s themes can further […]

College Freshmen Less Concerned with Religious Identity

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College Feshmen Less Concerned with Religious Identity  —  According to The American Freshman, released annually by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, college freshmen are increasingly distancing themselves from religion. Nearly 28 percent of those surveyed did not identify with a religion, a number that has increased by 12 percent since 1971 (that is, […]

Faith-Based Education Offers “Ethical Ammo”

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Faith-Based Education Offers “Ethical Ammo”  —  The more than 1,200 faith-based universities in America increasingly are confronted with regulatory challenges which some believe restrict their deeply held religious mission. But a larger challenge may be persuading society to invest in higher education that is less about producing students to compete in a global economy and […]

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