Day: July 27, 2015

Satanic statue installed in Detroit

Satanic statue installed in Detroit

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 […]

Technology, faith, idolatry, and autocorrect disdain for Episcopalians

Technology, faith, idolatry, and autocorrect disdain for Episcopalians

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 […]

Aspen Ideas Festival: Advice From Women Who Lead series

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 […]

Evangelical Lutheran Bishop comes out as gay

Evangelical Lutheran Bishop comes out as gay

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 […]