Ethics Tag

The US Supreme Court's decision on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby announced on Monday produced predictable joy and angst from those on the political poles, but I must confess to some surprise at how many seem either surprised at the result or find the decision somehow...

As a teacher of religious studies, one thing that has stuck out to me during the recent Phil Robertson (the patriarch of the "Duck Dynasty" clan) controversy is the seeming ignorance regarding the source of several of the quotes attributed to Robertson. This article, for...

I recently (as in the spring of 2012; wow, this post has been in draft for awhile!) gave a guest lecture in Bart Ehrman's Introduction to New Testament and Early Christian Literature class. Bart periodically has his senior students give a lecture or two for experience...

[caption id="attachment_2126" align="alignright" width="300"] No war is ever civil.[/caption] In Part One, we looked at how Washington, DC, pastor Anthony Evans' declaration that the Supreme Court's refusal to hear a case challenging the DC gay marriage law has set up a "civil war between the church...

In the spirit of today's holiday in honor of one of the greatest men of the twentieth century, I thought it might be good to post a few brief quotes from Dr. King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," written April 16, 1963. These words are...

It inevitably comes up every year: the question of how parents of young children should handle Santa Claus. For some, this is a highly impassioned subject; with many liking to remind everyone as often as possible that "Santa" is an anagram of "Satan"—or, if not...

My Journal of Religion and Film review of Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is now available. There was a lot I had to leave out due to space constraints, but overall I'm pleased with the outcome, minus the grammatical error the editor managed to introduce into my article....

Michael Snyder's recent Yahoo! Finance article points out quite a few disturbing trends that signal the disappearance of the middle class in the United States, as the gap between the "haves" and "have-nots" continues to increase: •    83 percent of all U.S. stocks are in the...