Category Archives: Religion and Culture

The Great Evangelical Christian Impasse

I think that I’ve mentioned before in this forum that a relative took me on a tour of his church’s newly constructed “praise center” roughly a decade or so ago. I had been removed from my childhood evangelical faith for … Continue reading

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The God of the Human Exoskeleton

In my previous piece, I asserted that God is embedded in what I describe as the Non-corporeal Human Exoskeleton (NHE) –  for lack of a better description, a structure that human beings have evolved over eons and that permeates all … Continue reading

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And God and the Non-Corporeal Human Exoskeleton

Borrowing from futurist Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants, I’ve been formulating the view that humanity has been in the business of constructing what I call a NHE (Noncorporeal Human Exoskeleton) for eons. What I mean by this is … Continue reading

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Why I’m Thankful for Evangelicals and Other Religious Hard Shells

As many of you may know by now, I’m not conventionally religious. I’m a cultural Christian, not an orthodox one. I am both pro-choice and sympathetic to the gay plight in America. I am a Tory conservative, yes, albeit one … Continue reading

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Evangelicalism Sans Inerrancy?

Andy Stanley, a megachurch Evangelical minister (and the son of Southern Baptist minister Charles Stanley) has ignited what may ultimately prove to be a firestorm in the Evangelical faith by contending that Christians, at least, the vast majority of those … Continue reading

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The World Needs More Frank Harmons

I have always been a big fan of the long-deceased actor William “Diamond Bill” Holden. Just yesterday I ran across the 1973 film, Breezy, on YouTube. It was Clint Eastwood’s third directed film. The plot is a bit creepy: an … Continue reading

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Faith, Identity and Nationalism Revisited

Note: This article was written sometime in 1999 and adapted from an op-ed piece I wrote for my local newspaper, the Opelika-Auburn News.┬áMuch of it is badly dated, and that is precisely why I’ve chosen to re-post it. ┬áDespite the … Continue reading

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