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A Plague of Dichotomies

Pope Francis’ recent visit to the US unleashed for this non-Roman Catholic a plague of unsatisfying social mediated debates. Francis is arguably the most interesting and controversial Pope in recent times. Some folks see him as electrifying, while others would call him factious. One label used quite often characterizes the Pope as a “critic of […]

Bernie Sanders and the Bible

Bernie Sanders speech last summer at Liberty University packed quite a wallop, at least for a couple of news cycles. According to a narrative popular on the progressive side of the spectrum, Senator Sanders voluntarily entered the lions den of the Christian right, at one its most redoubtable strongholds, and, speaking with civility and unrelenting […]