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“The urban/rural divide is the single most overlooked fracture in American religion”

Source » Emma Green on Radio Atlantic:1 I think that the urban/rural divide is the single most overlooked fracture in American religion, and particularly in the American church. With religious minorities… the enclaves are urban, concentrated populations where everybody in those communities is religious. But I think in Christianity,

“Reformists focus on persuading and forgiving those in power. Revolutionaries don’t.”

Source » Thought-provoking read from Peter Beinart in The Atlantic: Maybe it’s the values of hierarchy, authority, and tradition that churches instill. Maybe religion builds habits and networks that help people better weather national traumas, and thus retain their faith that the system works. For whatever reason, secularization isn’t

Magic, science, technology, and religion

Source » Justin Taylor, citing Peter Kreeft on one of C.S. Lewis’ brilliant observations: But there is a deeper classification, and Lewis uses it. Science and religion both aim at conforming the mind to objective truth, objective reality (science conforms our mind to the nature of the universe, and religion

If the U.S. had 100 people: Charting Americans’ religious affiliations

Source » Pew Research: As of 2014, there were roughly 245 million adults in the United States, including 173 million Christians and 56 million people without a religious affiliation. These are big numbers that, along with many others in the religious demographic pie, can at times make it difficult to fully

“If there’s a mass religion of global culture it’s the belief that by believing in yourself you can get everything you’ve ever dreamed of”

Source » NY Mag: It gets worse. We now recognize that getting the lives we want depends on cultivating the right attitude, so we beat ourselves up every time our state of mind is less than 100 percent optimistic. If there’s a mass religion of global culture, it’s the

”Your religion is the story you tell yourself about yourself to others."

”Your religion is the story you tell yourself about yourself to others." –David Dark

“When does your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job?”

Source » Excellent article. Demonstrates why sound analysis is so much more important (and difficult) than simplistic culture war rhetoric.

[Christian theology] “cannot be content with philosophies that deed a playing field to religion provided that it keeps in bounds…”

[Christian theology] “cannot be content with philosophies that deed a playing field to religion provided that it keeps in bounds…” –Edmund Clowney
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