Evangelicals Category

Amid the brouhaha of a presidential campaign that has lasted nearly two years and the anxiety of a stock market meltdown that has lasted two months, it is to be expected that many people will invoke traditional religion for clairvoyance and guidance. But since when does any traditional religion ask us to pray before a […]

Last week, I was blessed to be able to attend the National Summit on Torture, an amazing interfaith conference put together by Evangelicals for Human Rights (EHR).  EHR is one of the leading organizations pushing the evangelical agenda to focus on social justice issues, such as global poverty, the environment, and U.S.-sponsored torture.  The program […]

Noted author Garry Wills wrote an excellent book last year about American Christians. Or rather, ‘Head and Heart: American Christianities.’ After reading it, I was finally able to make sense of the relationship between seemingly disparate phenomena, such as: Where did Christian Zionism come from, and why is it strongest in the US? Why do […]

Since we got our first blogad tonight from Media Matters, it seemed apropos for another segment of “media not to be missed,” sometimes known as media mishegaas, especially because I want to highlight a few choice pieces. Hope everyone is having a wonderful chag! I had etrog schnapps for the first time, thanks to Netivot […]

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