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WARNING: This is about politics. Proceed accordingly.
October 11, 2012 – 9:45 pm | One Comment

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WARNING: This is about politics. Proceed accordingly.

When the Empty Chair Talks Back
September 4, 2012 – 4:09 pm | 2 Comments
When the Empty Chair Talks Back

Clint Eastwood’s presentation at the Republican National Convention brought back memories of a technique in counseling. But he only went halfway.

LAY BIBLE INSTITUTE on religion and politics – Oct-Nov, 2011
September 27, 2011 – 10:57 am | 3 Comments
LAY BIBLE INSTITUTE on religion and politics – Oct-Nov, 2011

Just in time for the campaign season: Joel Biermann will lead the LBI seminar, “From Sea to Shining Sea: A Christian’s Perspective on America and Its Politics,” on four Wed evenings (7:00-9:00pm) from October 12 to November 2, 2011, at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Tucson and Port-au-Prince: thinking about words, images, and violence
January 13, 2011 – 9:26 pm | One Comment
Tucson and Port-au-Prince: thinking about words, images, and violence

WILL WE? (Photo credit: Jim Wilson/The New York Times) A stunningly violent shooting in Tucson, Arizona, and we are talking again about violence and violent images. And the war of words has begun. I have to confess that I am frequently bewildered by the violent use of violent metaphors in our public speaking

No more Protestants? Elena Kagan and faith on the Supreme Court
July 22, 2010 – 7:01 pm | No Comment
No more Protestants? Elena Kagan and faith on the Supreme Court

So the story has been kind of buried with all the other news making the headlines, but it’s still worth talking about. With the retirement of John Paul Stevens and the impending confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, the Court faces the prospect of not having a Protestant justice for the first time in its history.

World War I, the Supreme Court, and a cross in the Mojave desert: what does this mean?
May 4, 2010 – 11:07 pm | No Comment
World War I, the Supreme Court, and a cross in the Mojave desert: what does this mean?

So, I’ll pick up a hot potato: In what seems like it is becoming a typical 5-to-4 decision last week , the Supreme Court decided in Salazar v. Buono that the World War I memorial—or more precisely, the cross that is part of the memorial—that stands in the Mojave National Preserve is not unconstitutional and does not advance a particular religion….

Supreme Religion
April 9, 2010 – 5:45 pm | 5 Comments
Supreme Religion

Catholic justices have, for the most part, a strongly developed understanding of natural law and moral order, and the same cannot be said of many Protestants.

Mapping Faith’s Legal Limits
February 17, 2010 – 11:56 pm | No Comment
Mapping Faith’s Legal Limits

An Oregon case spotlights the legal conundrum of charting the legal limts of religious faith and practice in America. The facts are as follows:a jury has convicted an Oregon couple of criminally negligent homicide after …

New religion and politics center started at Wash U
December 16, 2009 – 6:54 pm | No Comment
New religion and politics center started at Wash U

John Danforth delivering the homily at Ronald Reagan's funeral in 2004 (Screen capture: C-SPAN) The New York Times broke the story on the formation of this new center yesterday, named for one of our state’s most distinguished senators, John C. Danforth, who is also an ordained Episcopal priest. Washington University announced the center in a press release and news conference today.

The Velvet Revolution, Vaclav Havel, and Stanley Hauerwas – 20 years later
November 18, 2009 – 5:26 pm | Comments Off

Vaclav Havel, center in red scarf, placing a candle at a Prague commemoration of the Velvet Revolution (Petr David Josek/AP) The New York Times did a nice retrospective yesterday on Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution on its 20th anniversary. I was 15 years old when the Berlin Wall fell along with all the other Eastern European dominoes that fell in its wake.