Tag: secularism

Christian Humanist Profiles 155: Faith Formation in a Secular Age

Every year in the US, more young people leave the churches in which they were raised, sometimes abandoning religious faith altogether and becoming what the pollsters call “Nones.” Even within these churches, those young folk who stay identify less and less with the historic confessions, opting for a subjective piety of being good and feeling…

Ryrie, Protestants

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #30: Legacies of the Protestant Reformation

Sam and I wrap up our third season by considering some of the legacies of the Protestant Reformation: from democracy and free inquiry to religious pluralism and secularization to the notion that Protestants are “reformed and always reforming” (and why that means you should all buy The Pietist Option). Featured Book Alec Ryrie, Protestants: The Faith That Made the…

Jesus for a Certain Kind of Modern Mind: A Review of Christ Actually

Christ Actually: The Son of God for a Secular Age By James Carroll 284 pp.  Viking Penguin.  $30.00 James Carroll tells a story of two wars against the Jews, two thousand years apart, that require an ethical response from twenty-first-century readers.  Any such response that does not wish to ignore the truth of history, Carroll…