Religion

It’s an Op Ed!

Religion reporting is as fraught with peril as any other specialized field of journalism.

Pastors, at least seminary-trained pastors, learn to discern the genre of the text under consideration. Reading the Psalms? It is helpful to be aware of how Hebrew Poetry works. If we simply say it is … Continue reading

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Special Episode: James Younger and The Story of God

Many of us read about how others view the world, reality and God. Few of us are able to talk and interact with those whose view of things religious is different than our own. If you had the opportunity to learn from those who are, say, Hindu, would you?… Continue reading

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Can Religion Bear the Weight? or, Choosing to Withhold Final Judgement

One day we will decide. Until then we withhold final judgement. Even those who already voted in a primary caucus or election. Maybe there is merit in a system that illustrates why we do not make final judgments when candidates sprint out of the gate. Already several stumbled and … Continue reading

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Louisiana College – Masters of Suspicion

“I can help you go places.” My long-time friend, who is also a pastor, retold a story shared years earlier. He and at least one other were carpooling when his new acquaintance informed him, “You need to know me.” As a self-described redneck country boy, my friend fired … Continue reading

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Block and Brueggemann on the Election

My friend Travis interviews Peter Block and Walter Brueggemann on Democrats and Republicans and Meaningless Narratives.

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