[Criticism] | The Watchmen, by Alan Jacobs | Harper’s Magazine

What became of the Christian intellectuals? Source: [Criticism] | The Watchmen, by Alan Jacobs | Harper’s Magazine

On politics in the pulpit, a preacher’s dance is always delicate – Crux

Especially in an election season, preaching the full Gospel prevents a congregation from putting the preacher in one ideological box. One may sound like a Republican one Sunday, a Democrat the next, and a dyed-in-the-wool Socialist the next. It all depends on the Sunday. Source: On politics in the pulpit, a preacher’s dance is always […]

The Church and Islam: The Next Cover-up Scandal – Crisis Magazine

“#NotMyPope.” In the wake of Pope Francis’ equivocal response to the murder of a French priest by two Islamic jihadists, that’s the top trending hashtag in France and in Belgium. Which raises a question: Is the Pope doing more harm than good by continuing to deny—in the face of a mountain of evidence—that Islam has […]

The many meanings of Rio’s massive Christ statue

The 125-foot, concrete statue on a mountain overlooking Rio couldn’t appear more straightforward: It’s a giant Jesus with His arms outstretched. “Christ the Redeemer” — or “Cristo Redentor” — rises almost a half-mile into the Rio sky, and is perhaps the most recognizable Christian image in Latin America. Yet Cristo’s meaning to Brazilians varies. Some see it as […]