Day: July 30, 2013

Humanist seeks to become military chaplain

Jason Heap holds master’s degrees from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University and Oxford University, and is close to finishing his doctorate. He teaches religious studies and is a scholar on 17th-century Baptist literature. He wants to be a Navy chaplain. But he doesn’t believe in God. Stars and Stripes reports:

Cool Christianity

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush writes in The Huffington Post that Christanity has become cool again. He begins with a historical coolness of Christian leaders:

In the weeds

In our gospel lesson for Sunday, Jesus reflects on the parable of the weeds: the paradox of sin flourishing side by side and sometimes indistinguishable from virtue.