We are the ones who created a society in which we have become utterly dependent on abortion.
A spoonful of Atticus Finch helped white people deal with their racism. But this Atticus is harder to swallow.
Differences of opinion over matters of religion and religious ethics are to be expected. Can we not flex a bit to learn how to accommodate each other?
(RNS) It seems very unlikely that government would mandate that religious organizations change their policies on gay marriage. It might, however, withdraw tax-exempt status, not from congregations, but from religious organizations.
Why the nationalization of legal gay marriage does not really present the possibility of civil disobedience, despite angry rhetoric to that effect.
If a government mandates what God forbids, or forbids what God mandates, civil disobedience may be required. An analysis.
At the highest pitch of moral disagreement, our opinions shock each other's consciences. What do we do then?
Think of me as a dissenting center-left southern evangelical Christian.
(RNS) Inevitably, after the massacre at Emanuel AME Church, people are beginning to talk about arming congregants for self-defense. It is a sad image: 25 souls sitting around at Wednesday night prayer meeting, some packing heat in case the next church attacker should happen to be among them.
Christian churches rarely employ armed security. Jewish synagogues almost always do. Thinking about guns in holy places.
(RNS) A society where everyone threatens everyone else with a boycott is a dystopian nightmare.