In the strange world we inhabit, the insights I can offer as scholar seem (at least for the moment) to be assigned significant value. Sometimes I complain about the relative value ascribed to scholarship compared to a whole range of other things--say, building prisons or price-gouging life-saving medicines--yet at the end of the day I … Continue reading A Song to Dishonor Joe Arpaio
Today I wrap up a month in residence at Union Theological Seminary in New York City (UTS), at a research symposium sponsored by CrossCurrents magazine. Part of my experience has been of construction workers building scaffolding directly outside my window. This is linked to an evident need for upgrades and rehabilitation of the UTS physical … Continue reading Rumors of the Suicide of the Religious Left are STILL Exaggerated: Or, Farewell to the Scaffolding Outside my Window
Some of my friends have been encouraging me to start this blog, and now I’m testing this out as a pilot version. Please let me know if you have any feedback. I have a lot of interests, some of which I hope will be worth sharing here, and all of which MAY belong together in … Continue reading what is going on here?
I posted this on the Sacred Matters website a couple of weeks ago, and now I want to see how it appears here. It's about Prince. Click on this screenshot to read it. Maybe I'll learn how to make this fancier one of these days, but I'm too tired tonight. I should warn you that I … Continue reading My first post (linked to my article about Prince!)