Not that this is a suprise, since, in my not so humble opinion, they get Christianity wrong.
… the Christian Right, I finished my final project for the Art and Religion class. It's a video about their hypocrisy. My good friend Cindy is going to post about it, so I figured I'd beat her to the punch. 🙂
Note: if you have dial up, don't even think about trying to download it. It's way too big. Sorry. If you are really interested, I'll send you a DVD.
I'm not sure how I managed to make my way into this stellar group, but I'm part of the crew launching the new blog, called Talk to Action. This site is focused on the theocratic Christian Right, and how to counter it. Fred Clarkson, one of the founders, has a great post on Kos, which explains the why and wherefore of the site.
I imagine by now, you've heard about the Sony Music CD brou-ha-ha. In the interest of laying it all out for those who might not have heard details, and explain why you should care, try my hand at providing an explanation. In addition, this serves my not-so-noble purpose of procrastinating from reading the Gospel of Mark for tomorrow.
Yesterday, I made a huge step. At least it feels huge, and, I think, to many of you reading this blog, it might sound huge. I joined a new church. Now, one would think that this would not be a big deal. I am a seminarian, preparing for ministry, after all. I should have a home religous community now that I am a few thousand miles away from where I started. In fact, if you know me, it would be kinda odd for me not to, at least eventually, settle into one faith community during most of my stay here in Berkeley. Perhaps not quite this soon, but likely in the first year sometime.
A post on what's going on around torture, and the amazing extent to which this administration will go to not only defend its use, but to promote it, has been brewing in my brain for weeks, now, and it doesn't seem to be gelling. Just around the time it began gelling, it got ungelled by the newer stuff around the possible use of Napalm and White phosphorus by our troops in Iraq.
A press release by the organization called Americans United for Separation of Church and State made me ponder. The background is the recent news that a church in Pasadena, CA (All Saints Episcopal Church) is being investigated by the IRS because of an anti-war sermon. Here is their concluding paragraph:
Things do change. I think that although sometimes change can be jarring, and difficult, change is, utimately, I think a good thing.