The apocalypse, it seems, is cultural and psychological rather than historical. One can only hope that this theory is right.
Perhaps the real lack of faith in modern society comes down to a lack of reverence for the people around us.
There’s little for us mainliners to celebrate in this new Pew study. We’re losing people, and fast. I appreciate Heidi Haverkamp’s realistic-yet-hopeful words here and Rob Rynders’ there. But, like them, I’m not interested in spinning an argument that the numbers are somehow lying. The numbers are clearer, however, than the reasons for them.
Rowan Williams favors a kind of secularism that requires an honest broker to mediate and manage genuine difference, rather than one that aspires to little more than maximized choice.
In religious terms, the emerging South Africa looks at once thoroughly African and surprisingly European.
The U.S. may be heading toward European-style secularization. More surprisingly, several Latin American countries mirror conditions in the States.
How has Western society become so fractious, polarized and secular? Why are we powerless to curb consumerism? Brad Gregory blames the Reformation.
"No whining!" the plaque on my study wall all but shouts. Steven D. Smith does not whine as he invades a territory frequented by whiners.