Tag: The Political

  • Quaker Teacher Fired For Not Taking an Oath

    This may be old news for some of you but last week Quaker Wendy Gonaver, an American Studies professor at Cal State Fullerton here in LA, was fired for refusing to sign the loyalty oath. The LA Times reports: As a Quaker from Pennsylvania and a lifelong pacifist, Gonaver objected to the California oath as…

  • FAQ: Are There Modern Day Prophets?

    Frequently Asked Questions (of a theologian) is a series I do from time to time as a means of answering good questions that come across my desk. Sometimes I answer the questions, sometimes others do, if you’re interested in seeing some other Q & A’s check it out here.

  • Ted Haggard and Jim Wallis: A Couple Brief Thoughts

    I found this post over at God’s Politics – Jim Wallis’ blog it was a statement about Ted Haggard and the issues that were raised in the last couple weeks, and I think it’s really good to read.

  • America’s Overbearing Appetite

    Emily pointed this political cartoon out to me the other day. It’s more true than we’d like to admit.

  • Alasdair Macintyre On Rights and Protest: Are We Just Talking To Ourselves?

    In keeping with the conversation at bay, MacIntyre’s words on protest are fitting. In his seminal work “After Virtue” he focuses on arguing how and why the “Enlightenment project” failed. Essentially it is because the modern period has stripped away from humanity any social context in which to couch morality and instead focused solely on…