When Church Colleges Lose Their Identity

Muhlenberg College is a Lutheran school, at least in name (and by bearing the name of an historic Lutheran). But does that really mean anything when only 6% of the students who attend are Lutheran? Lutherans are even outnumbered by Jewish students! At another Lutheran college, St. Olaf (Northfield, MN), the chair of the religion…

Abuse Tracker Blog

Kathy Shaw maintains the Abuse Tracker blog at bishop-accountability.org. Links are posted to articles about sexual abuse by clergy across the faith spectrum. She’s sent a lot of traffic my way this week, having linked to my review on Lee Podle’s book, Sacrilege.

On Footnotes

James Swan discusses the use Catholic lay apologist Steve Ray makes of Luther quotes. Ray thinks Swan is quibbling, but Swan makes a necessary and legitimate point. If you are going to cite someone, you need to cite an authoritative source, preferably something you have actually read to verify whether the statement you are using…

Princeton Hoax

I first linked to Kesher Talk for the story of a student at Princeton, Francisco Nava, who claimed to have been harassed and then attacked for his conservative views. Along with KT, I wondered if the university would call it a “hate crime,” or seek “understanding”? It has been determined that the attack and the…