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Bombs And Moms – DuBois’ Challenge To America’s Racist And Militarist Legacy (Roger Green)

On April 4, 2017, Harlem’s Riverside Baptist Church (along with Iliff School of Theology) hosted a 50th anniversary event to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, written in large part by the late Dr. Vincent Harding.  “A Time to Break the Silence” was the subtitle of the original […]

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The Scarecrow in the Cucumber Field – ISIL, Ebola, and the End of the World (Order) As We Know It

In his best-selling book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Penguin, 2011), popular science author Jared Diamond meticulously and relentlessly plunges into a wide variety of historical case studies using what he terms the “comparative method” in order to answer the question that has preoccupied scholars from Edward Gibbon through Oswald Spengler – why do societies decline and ultimately disappear?

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It’s All about the Baby Boomers: Looking beyond Political Posturing to Power Relations in Liberal Protestantism

A critical issue left unaddressed in Bass’s response to Douthat is the state of power relations within mainline Protestant denominations. In her well-intentioned attempt to counteract the corrosive and controlling ‘narrative of decline’ that plagues mainline Protestant communities, she inadvertently diverts attention away from the reality that the majority of their leadership positions and financial resources are firmly in the control of the Baby Boomer generation….

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