I just rediscovered Tumblr’s “photoset” feature. Pretty snazzy. So I thought I’d use it as a teaser for tomorrow’s post on the Higgs-Boson and why it’s important for the world and religion/state issues. You can add your own favorite Higgs-Boson Religion memes here too. Submit a photo and let the meme glory begin! Enjoy! “See”… Read more

Google’s Corporate Philosophy versus Religious Morality

Corporate Advocacy, or Public Morality Shaping? This past weekend, Internet search giant Google announced a global campaign to support the rights of gay’s and lesbians. They pitched it as a priority for them as a corporation, specifically as an ethical employer who wants all of their employees to be able to enjoy the same basic… Read more Google’s Corporate Philosophy versus Religious Morality

This “quote” is running around the church/state blogosphere. There is a valid point here, but saying “Ministers should stop preaching politics” is wrong on many levels. Define “politics”. Does that mean churches can’t be involved with discussions about how local and/or state taxes affect their neighborhoods? Really?  Churches are bigger than their ministers. Churches far… Read more

There is this thing wrong in many of the churches that, because Church and State are separate and the State makes the schools, the Church feels itself absolved from any duty in the direction of education of youth. The State is permitted to mold children from the age of six up through the time when… Read more

A Dedication to Chuck Colson This past Saturday, April 21, America lost one of the most intriguing men in recent church/state history. Who else can say that they were deeply and directly involved in  the political crimes of a U.S. president, went to jail for it, and came out “born again” and dedicated to making… Read more

5 Reasons Why Christians should Advocate for Church/State Separation

1. Religious diversity and non-establishment of religion is exactly what this country was built on. I can’t count how many times I’ve heard Christians say “but this country was founded on Christian values!” I believe that is true, but that is not the issue at hand here. Is it true that white male Protestants created… Read more 5 Reasons Why Christians should Advocate for Church/State Separation

This cartoon is currently being shared all over the web among those antagonistic to the Tea Party, and those who are tired of religion being inserted into politics. I get it, I totally get it — and it’s got merit. [EDIT at 12:40 p.m. PMT]The original post on Facebook said “This is awesome. Why are… Read more

Guest Post: A Theologian Responds to Santorum’s Theological Attacks on Obama

Visit Outpatient Monk, he’s rad — he’s one of those crazy-smart, witty, sinfully enviable types of guys who calls me his friend. This was a FB post he posted. It took a couple words out of my mouth and added several paragraphs that I never would have thought of. Doug Harrison is an ethicist, Benedictine… Read more Guest Post: A Theologian Responds to Santorum’s Theological Attacks on Obama

http://embed.5min.com/517282165/ Separation of Santorum and State Sometimes this blog basically writes itself. With a Mormon and a fundamentalist Catholic vying for the Republican nomination, blogging is like shooting fish in a barrel. But this post in particular just screams: “ChurchState Guy! Help us make sense of this Santorum guy!” Well, since you asked. Santorum here… Read more