A Response to DA Carson and Technology

I’m responding to this post over at the Internet Monk.  My thoughts got long-winded so I went the trackback route. Dr. Carson brings up some good points.  The dearth of trivial information on the ‘net is staggering – as is the problem that in a democratic medium EVERYONE can post their opinion on their own…

Apparently People Didn’t get the Memo

It’s doesn’t seem to matter to folks that a wide swath of people voted for President-Elect Obama in the presidential election – some folks seem to have seen it as a mandate on who can and cannot participate publically in his inauguration.  The announcement of Rick Warren as the pastor giving the invocation is creating…

Book Review

Last time I was in Williamsburg I picked up Under the Cope of Heaven, by Patricia U. Bonomi.  This book was first published in 1986, and at the time was on the forefront of re-examining the place of religion in the mid to late Colonial Period.  I’m reviewing the updated edition which was published in…

Godless Holiday Tree

West Chester did a good thing a couple of years ago and pre-empted the growing trend of suing towns to take down overtly religious holiday displays.  They created a “free speech” zone for displays.  For the second year in a row the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia has set up a “Godless Holiday Tree,” which…

A Remarkable Foundation

On Saturday we took our Son, who has occular albanism, to a holiday party sponsored by The Little Rock Foundation.  We’d never heard about this group, but after attending their party I’m very impressed! The foundation is named after one of the founder’s sons, who is an impressive and well-spoken young man who has centered…

What Would Jesus Buy

This is a neat interview with “Reverend Billy” who created a film, “What Would Jesus Buy.”  Rev. Billy is actually a character created to do what amounts to “theological street theatre.”  So, if you go to the site remember – he’s not a Televangelist, he just plays one on TV. How do I feel about…