View from the Pulpit

Dec 14,2011

The Scientology Swindle

How did Scientology, widely viewed as a cult either comical or criminal, brand itself as a Church and secure recognition as a religion in the eyes of the law? Follow...

Feb 02,2009

Dost This Pew Have upon It Thy Name?

Peace to thee in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, fellow pew occupant. With great sarcasm do I fling this greeting in thy general direction. Well: not thy general...

Dec 09,2008

The Controversialist

For someone who inadvertently triggered a clash of civilizations, Flemming Rose doesn’t look much like a provocateur. With his salt-and-pepper hair, college sweatshirt, and jeans over sneakers, the cultural editor...

Sep 26,2008

Bullying the Pulpit

Churches today risk losing their tax exempt status when they preach about politics from the pulpit. What most Americans don’t realize is that this state of affairs is a result...

Jul 01,2008

The Real Jerry Falwell

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