Humanist Nones in the Divinity School

This brief profile about “More Students, Secular but Feeling a Call, Turn to Divinity Schools” discusses those “religion: none” students who can be found at divinity schools around the country, especially those schools inclined toward theologically and politically liberal Protestantism, such as Harvard and Chicago Theological Seminary.  These schools “offer even atheists and spiritual seekers a language of […]

Useful and Useless Science: Who Runs Research and Why?

“The New Scientist: Jack of All Trades,” raises the issue of how and why resources are allocated for and in the sciences.  “The claim that science needs to focus more on societal needs originates from politicians and is disseminated by intermediate bodies between politicians and scientific institutions such as national or regional funding agencies. Such […]

Statement Calling for Constitutional Resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges

This position statement from the American Principles Project proposes a four-part strategy to regard the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision not as a matter of settled law (cf. Dred Scott, Roe, etc.).   Joined by 60 scholars from several disciplines, the statement says, “To treat as ‘settled’ and ‘the law of the land’ the decision of […]

Guns, Domestic Violence, and Christians

This position piece from Sojourner’s Domestic Violence in the Bible series argues that Christians have a responsibility to address domestic violence in general and the well-being of women in particular.  “Christians need to do a better job when it comes to preventing violence and abuse in our congregations and communities,” especially those Christians who are […]

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