Day: June 13, 2011

Episcopal cooties

Episcopalians and those affiliated with the agencies of our church are to be treated with great skepticism as long as we persist in the error of living in the United States, but embraced unreservedly once we take up residence in the United Kingdom.

The phony sharia threat

It’s hard to avoid the more likely conclusion, however, that politicians who cry “Sharia!” are engaging in one of the oldest and least-proud political traditions — xenophobic demagoguery. One of the easiest ways to spot its use is when politicians carelessly throw around a word simply because it scares some voters.


The Speaking to the Soul blog is on hiatus this week to celebrate Vicki Black’s four years of service to the Cafe. Vicki posted the last of her 1,557 entries on the Soul blog on Pentecost Sunday, and we invite you to read it and leave her a note in the comments, either there, or here.