Tag Archives: Religious left

Bad Religion-Accomodation and Resistance

Ross Douthat in Bad Religion talks about the two responses some Christians made to the falling apart of American religious consensus of the 1950s. One was accommodation and the other was resistance. These terms substitute for liberal and conservative for … Continue reading

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Bad Religion

I have begun to read Ross Douthat’s new book Bad Religion. (Nothing to do with the band.) He writes opinion for the New York Times. That is one reason this book kind of surprised me. Douthat does not believe all … Continue reading

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Anti-Puritan politics

It has been an entertaining week in the American presidential campaign. I always knew this campaign would go to the dogs, and now it has. Apparently our choice is between dog in a crate or dog on a plate. Some … Continue reading

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Jesus–American Politics

Was Jesus a Republican or a Democrat? I have decided that the historical Jesus series is too general. I will come back to the topic eventually, blogging a particular book or part of the gospels. My reason for getting into … Continue reading

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