New Presbyterian Study Guide: Zionism Is a “false theology”

By: Saturday February 1, 2014 6:40 pm

In mid-January, the Presbyterian Church (USA) announced publication and distribution of a new package titled Zionism Unsettled: A Congregational Study Guide. The 74-page booklet with accompanying CD-ROM is intended to be a “how-to guide for class leaders and focused discussion prompts make it an ideal resource for multi-week exploratory education programs in churches, mosques, synagogues, and all classroom settings.”

 

Judge Grants Victory for Former Teacher in Transgender Case

By: Thursday September 12, 2013 7:04 pm

Marla Krolikowski, a former New York Catholic teacher who was fired for being transgender or “worse than gay”, received a major victory in court Monday after Judge Duane Hart rejected the defense’s claims that she was a minister for the school. Judge Hart remarked that former Saint Francis Prep teacher did not fulfill the requirement put forth by the defense that because she taught religious classes she was a minister for the school.

The Bishops v. Birth Control: It’s Not About the Money

By: Tuesday July 16, 2013 1:00 pm

In announcing its final rule concerning the Affordable Care Act’s guarantee of access to birth control without a co-pay for all American women—including the Catholics and non-Catholics who work in religiously sponsored schools, hospitals, and social service agencies—the Obama administration bent over backwards to accommodate the Church’s concerns.

God Laughs at Prop 8 and DOMA

By: Monday January 7, 2013 6:30 pm

SCOTUS made one of their periodic announcement of the schedule of arguments for upcoming cases for which they had granted a hearing, and I could not help but hear God laughing in the background. Let me draw your attention to this portion of the announcement, via SCOTUSblog…

Christmas Wars: And Now, the Rest of the Story

By: Saturday November 24, 2012 5:20 pm

“…and now, the reeesstt of the story,” as newscaster Paul Harvey used to say. For the past few years Paul’s pithy prose describes something we should all remember when it comes to the infamous Christmas Wars – look at the other side.

Anti-Gay Christianity Sure Looks Like Anti-Gay Islam

By: Sunday October 7, 2012 7:40 am

Not much daylight between that witch hunt in Malaysia and this one in the United States.

Pat Robertson Is the Cancer That’s Killing Christianity

By: Thursday March 15, 2012 5:45 pm

Earlier this week, Pat Robertson almost barely redeemed himself when he stood up for for the legalization of marijuana. But now he’s gone one toke over the line, declaring non-Christians a virus.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes James Carroll, Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited the Modern World

By: Sunday April 17, 2011 1:59 pm

As a young man, James Carroll had an epiphany deep in the diggings of an archeological excavation under Old Jerusalem. He had become a Catholic priest. In his activities there and in Bethlehem, he had failed to grow close to any sense of wonder over his physical closeness to events related to the life and death of Jesus. He had witnessed squabbling between and amongst clerics, often over petty issues. He was becoming less illuminated, more disenchanted every day. He acquired an elderly Dominican priest, who was also a renowned scholar and archeologist, as a guide. At first the man frustrated Carroll even more with his banter:

FDL Movie Night: Bob Dylan Revealed

By: Monday March 21, 2011 5:00 pm

In Bob Dylan Revealed, due out May 1st on DVD, director Joel Gilbert delves into the the phases of Dylan’s five decade career in a series of interviews with those close to the artist and those affected by him.

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