The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Faith


The Politics of Faith

 Has American society shifted from deep sectarianism to “liberal whateverism”?  Sociologist Christian Smith argues that both should be rejected in favor of “authentic pluralism.” [Huffington Post]

In Mississippi, the state with the highest obesity rate, one pastor bans fried chicken from church events in an effort to live according to the gospel of healthy eating. [NPR]

Is God a Christian?  Here’s a review of R. Kirby Godsey’s recently published book about “creating a community of conversation” around that question. [Patheos]


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