Two Professors on Tackling the Great Books

This week on the Catholic Exchange Podcast, Michael is joined by two professors from the Honors College at Belmont Abbey College to discuss their unique program as well as the great books.  Professors Joseph Wysocki and Joshua Hren talk about their exciting program at Belmont Abbey College and how the reading of great books can help us to engage […]

Twists, news pegs, names and questions in impending United Methodist LGBTQ showdown

At long last, the United Methodist Church has posted detailed proposals from its emergency “Commission on a Way Forward” to address what it calls the “deepening impasse” over whether to approve actively gay clergy and same-sex weddings. Leaders of America’s second-largest Protestant denomination hope to end this 46-year conflict and avoid schism by uniting around one […]

Bee advised: Amid religious and political tumult, readers may welcome a good chuckle

Behold this recent “news” item: DALLAS, TX — Pastor Robert Jeffress, longtime supporter of President Donald Trump, has publicly accused Jesus of Nazareth of having “Trump Derangement Syndrome” after reading that the Christ condemned adultery in the Sermon on the Mount. A baffled Jeffress read Jesus’s words condemning not only adultery but looking at a woman […]

Not all religions are the same, you know: Can a faith be good if it’s not true?

THE QUESTION: Are various religions good for individuals and for society even if, as skeptics contend, their beliefs are not really true? THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER: Time for a skepticism update. Never before in history has there been such a concerted effort to question the value of religious faith like we now see across the […]

For High Holy Days coverage, consider a look at major Jewish thinker – Leon Kass

If you’re scouting for a feature pegged to Judaism’s High Holy Days that begin at sundown Sept. 9, consider a high-end piece profiling what they used to call a “public intellectual,” now often thought to be a dying breed. The Religion Guy is thinking of Jewish philosopher Leon R. Kass and his recent book “Leading […]