From Executive Director David Dykes:
PATRIOTISM IS EASY; DEMOCRACY IS HARD
NOTE: I begin by referring you to Barbara Wendland’s current CONNECTIONS, the December Issue. If you care about The Christian Church, you really do not want to miss it.
People say, “Don’t you love your country?” Frankly, it irritates me. That’s like asking me, “Don’t you love your children?” Of course. And, sometimes I have to say, “No,” to them. Loving that does not include honesty and accountability...
REFUSING RELIGION? _ WHO ARE THESE “NONES?”
They’re not going away! Like the common cold, “Nones” are contagious and growing beyond the millennials to all segments of society, regardless of age or previous religious affiliation. PETER LAARMAN offers a thorough, eye-opening article on Religion Dispatches where he interviews several prominent and informed individuals about why a quarter of all Americans “describe their religion as ‘nothing in particular.’ ” Kaya Oakes, author of “The Nones Are Alright,” is one of...
White Evangelicalism / A Religious Frankenstein
Religion Dispatches is an online magazine, a “gold mine,” for articles addressing timely issues “at the intersection of religion, politics and culture.” Brandi Miller, a writer for Religion Dispatches, is done with white evangelicals and offers an eye-opening “Dear John” letter that brings a fresh perspective into the heart of our nation. YOU’VE GOT TO READ THIS.