Tagged with intolerance

NEWS: Pop Music and the Occult?

Problems associated with racism have often been the result of ill-conceived notions about nation and divine favor. Moreover, consumers of popular music have often associated blues and rock ‘n’ roll with evil. Although the culture wars created public debates (and fears) which focused on perceived connections between pop music and the Devil, none came close … Continue reading

NEWS: Anne Rice Leaves Christianity to Follow Jesus

Amid the complexity (and tumult) that is the history of American Christianity, conflict over what is essential to Christian identity dies hard. The Salem witch trials, the Scopes Monkey Trial, Roe v. Wade, and the ongoing debate over “family values” are all part of the larger evangelical legacy. While evangelicals also have a separate history … Continue reading

NEWS: Rick Warren, Evangelicals, and Dissent

Evangelical Christians have been a prominent force in American culture for many years. While evangelicals remain influential, particularly when one considers political allegiance and popular media, this particular version of Christianity has also been studied and questioned by scholars, media personalities, and authors. Frank Schaeffer, son of evangelical apologist Francis Schaeffer, takes the evangelical world … Continue reading