Day: March 30, 2014

When Mrs. Peabody went to jail

In 1964, during the debate in Congress around the Civil Rights Act, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference wanted to keep pressure on lawmakers and expose segregation throughout the south. One of King’s deputies, Hosea Williams, was tasked with finding elderly Bostonians to support the movement. One Bostonian, …

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The Post-Protestant Age and the Spirit of America

In the Week.com, Michael Dougherty explores some of the roots of the Social Gospel and compares them to today’s liberal agenda in a review of Joseph Bottum’s, “An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America.” Dougherty writes,

In Defense of Religious Education

In the U.K.’s TES Magazine religious educator Tom Bennett, despite being an atheist, believes that providing children a well-rounded religious education is one of the most important he will ever do. Bennett writes,