Members of the Satanic Temple, a religious organization which is more of an advocacy group for secular government than a religious faith, has been in a long-standing battle to install a statue of Baphomet in Oklahoma next to a Ten Commandments monument. After being denied by the state government, they found a location in an industrial […]
Day: July 27, 2015
Adam Copeland, a professor and student of religion, relates smartphones to John Calvin, Martin Luther, and asks if they help or hinder our faith in a post on his blog, titled “Pastor, Bless My iPhone”. From the post: When it comes to theology and that tricky word “sin,” often defined as the things that separate […]
As part of their 2015 festival, Aspen Ideas is running talks and articles by women in leadership roles. Pamela Reeves, an advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former State department employee, wrote about the phenomenon of women in leadership in diverse sectors and industries. Titled “There’s no Blueprint“, Reeves writes about the […]
Bishop Kevin Kanouse of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, who has opposed the ordination of LGBT clergy and same-sex marriage rites, told a gathering of over 400 at the ELCA National Youth Gathering that he is gay, and has hidden and repressed his sexual orientation for decades. In a letter, Kanouse has affirmed a commitment to his marriage […]
Today may not contain our most desperate hour, but it’s still a good time to get to know the God of comfort and refuge who is there when we need him.