Donald Trump’s abrupt embrace of conservative Christianity feels too cynically timed to be genuine.
One of the best panels I was on at Sirens — and one that attracted the most commentary — was the Great Big Interfaith Panel, featuring Gillian Chisom, Kate Elliott, Shveta Thakrar, and myself, with Amy Tenbrink moderating. The panel came about as the result of a conversation with Shveta in the wake of the UNC […]
US-based pop culture is heavy with Christian themes, often so deeply embedded that people aren’t really consciously aware of their presence. This nation was founded by Christians who sandwiched their values into the founding documents and social agreements of society, who expected that the US would remain a Christian nation and proceeded accordingly; this is […]
When people claim we are a secular society, I always laugh, because I don’t really know how else to respond. Christian attitudes and worldviews are very much wrapped up in Western thought, and they’re impossible to evade, whether you’re talking about ‘atoning’ for a mistake or exclaiming ‘oh my G-d’ when something shocking happens. Christianity […]