Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. James 5:7-8 (NRSV) The ground cracks […]
Day: September 3, 2011
This weekend the desert in Nevada hosts a veritable Brigadoon as the Burning Man festival rises from the shimmering heat in its annual manifestation. There’s been much written over the years decrying the hedonism and anarchist impulse that, at least on the surface, typifies so much of the event. But Jay Michaelson sees a deeper […]
Speaking from personal experience, there’s a great deal of commentary about religion made by scholars who don’t have any. While the lack of any personal faith doesn’t necessarily disqualify someone from having an opinion, most commonly negative, about how people of faith should comport themselves; in most other fields, the lack of personal experience with […]
Some Christian religious groups are protesting Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to not include formal religious prayer as part of the ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Towers.
Religious violence between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria is spreading and is so far uncontrollable despite government efforts. The violence in Jos, in the middle of the country where the Christian south and Muslim dominated north meet, began on Monday.