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Interconnection & Our Suffering


We held a vigil last night at our University, and these are remarks I read at the end to close off the ceremony. The ceremony was a neat example of ritualcrafting, put together by students, faculty, and staff members. We wanted to give an opportunity to members of the campus community to express the ...>

LaRon Cephas, Rest in Peace


LaRon Cephas, previous student of mine, and good man, died today at his home in Annapolis, Maryland. He was 29. LaRon was a basketball player at the University of Maryland during the 2001 Final Four victory. He was my student, and a very nice and decent guy, working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of ...>

Virginia Tech


This is a sad, tragic moment. The situation in Virginia Tech is horrible. The massive loss of life, the apparent lunacy of the attack, the terrible existential fear, the suffering of families and loved ones. Most decidedly also the continued coverage of the attack that somehow manages to focus on h ...>

Humanism Conferences


Interested in Humanism? Two upcoming conferences might be just what you need. I really would love to go to Harvard's New Humanism conference, to be held from April 20-22, but I just can't afford to take the time off school (not to mention the trip). The conference sounds fantastic however, and lat ...>

Democracy not Theocracy!


After the exchange with Rev. Elnes from CrossWalk America (sponsored by Faith in Public Life), I've been thinking about theocratic argument in the U.S.. One of the arguments that rev. Elnes made in his posts was that the number of Christian progressives are increasing in this country. I've encount ...>

Berube on Religion as Conversation Stopper


A concise and quite to the point essay by the inimitable Prof. Michael Bérubé. References Richard Rorty's classic essay on Religion as a Conversation-Stopper, a provocative title to be sure, and an argument that he has attenuated since he voiced it in the eighties. Nevertheless, both essays are gr ...>

Faith in Public Life, 4th Exchange


This is the final exchange in the Faith in Public Life sponsored conversation between Rev. Eric Elnes from CrossWalk America and myself. If you want to read my response (part 8) scroll all the way down. If you are just joining this conversation check out previous post here or at the sites above. ...>

My Sweet Lord


Another brewing controversy over public art. A sculpture depicting a naked and crucified Jesus Christ made of milk chocolate has created quite a stir. Entitled "My Sweet Lord" the sculpture by artist Cosimo Cavallaro, was to be displayed in the Lab Gallery inside the Roger Smith Hotel in Manhattan, ...>

Faith in Public Life Exchange, 3rd Exchange


This is the third exchange in the Faith in Public Life sponsored conversation between Rev. Eric Elnes from CrossWalk America and myself. If you want to read my response (part 6) scroll all the way down. If you are just joining this conversation check out previous post here or at the sites above. P ...>

Faith in Public Life Exchange, Part II


This is the second exchange in the Faith in Public Life sponsored conversation between Rev. Eric Elnes from CrossWalk America and myself. If you want to read my response (part 4) scroll all the way down. If you are just joining this conversation check out previous post here or at the sites above. ...>

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