Sacred Harp Music

I love the sound of Sacred Harp music; the rest of the family is split. I was listening to quite a bit of it tonight, including an NPR story, some YouTube clips, and a documentary, Sweet Is the Day: A Sacred Harp Family Portrait. The Sacred Harp was a hymnal (using shape notes) that went…

Defining Proselytism at Georgetown

Commonweal links to a Washington Post article about new religious policies at Georgetown University. Protestant groups were required to sign a statement affirming: While zeal for spreading the good news of the Gospel is a most worthy Christian virtue, there is increasing agreement among Christians today that proselytism, defined as any effort to influence people…

More on Ward Churchill

Why I Fired Professor Churchill, by Hank Brown, President of the University of Colorado: If you are a responsible faculty member, you don’t falsify research, you don’t plagiarize the work of others, you don’t fabricate historical events and you don’t thumb your nose at the standards of the profession. More than 20 of Mr. Churchill’s…