Day: December 16, 2015

Last night’s GOP debate: Live by the Bible, but don’t govern by it

Last night’s GOP debate: Live by the Bible, but don’t govern by it

The Reverend Dr. David Gushee reflected on December 15’s Republican debates for Religion News Service:

In Tuesday night’s GOP presidential debate in Las Vegas, Chris Christie was given a chance to answer a recorded question from a young lady who wanted to know how biblical teaching about caring for orphans aligned with GOP talk about banning all Syrian refugees.

It was a fascinating test for the American political party that so often makes explicit references to Christian faith and values — especially […]

Professor suspended for saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God

Professor suspended for saying Muslims and Christians worship the same God

It wasn’t the hijab that caused Wheaton College to suspend a tenured political science professor, it was her assertion that Muslims and Christians are not so different – “‘as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.’” Christianity Today reports:

A tenured Wheaton College political science professor who pledged to wear a hijab during Advent in support of her Muslim neighbors has been placed on administrative leave. Not for donning the Islamic head covering, but over “significant questions […]

Being a Muslim parent in America

The New York Times asked its Muslim readers “how they talk to their children about these difficult times,” and heard back from more than 200 Muslim parents. They published a number of the responses: one parent who taught a son’s preschool class about the Islamic holidays; other parents who warn their children about ISIS recruitment, to be kind and patient and help their neighbors, that the terrorists are not representative of Islamic teachings and that you can be Muslim and […]