Tag Archive | Catholicism

Stanley Hauerwas on the Death of America’s God

No, Hauerwas is not saying that God is dying. He is saying that America’s god is dying, small g. Here is a snippet of the interesting, and somewhat optimistic, article about what the current state of the American civil religion might mean for the true Church and the worship of the one true God. Here’s […]

Was the Reformation Necessary?

After my post a few weeks ago about my reasoning for not being a Catholic, I found this article interesting. It begins by asking whether the Reformation was necessary, but then move on to asking what we should do with the fact that it happened (for reasons legitimate and not), and how we deal with […]

Are Full Body Scans Immoral?

Thanks to several friends to the link to this article about the reaction to the full body scanners that are now prevalent in Europe, and are coming to the US as well. The question that is raised is about the morality of the practice. The two women first mentioned are Muslim, and object to the […]

Unintended Consequences?

Today brought news that reminded me of one of the reasons I have problems with the position of just war. I heard many Christians support the war in Iraq as a just war. I never quite understood the logic, and found the war troubling on several levels. Messiah alum Eric Gephart even wrote a college […]

All Saints Day?

One of my colleagues, and facebook friend, John Reid Perkins-Buzo posted this article as a link on his facebook page. I found this article to be quite interesting for a couple of reasons. First, despite the fact that I have grown up my whole life in protestant churches, and have intentionally maintained this in my […]

Interesting News from the Middle East

Thanks to my colleague Reid Perkins-Buzo for the link to this article about two Muslim clerics (one Sunni and one Shiite) spoke to a collection of Catholic Bishops about Muslim-Christian relations in the Middle East, especially in Muslim countries. I was impressed that the clerics seemed to be well-connected, rather than from minority or fringe groups […]