Tag Archives: A Secular Age

Charles Taylor on the Reform

What I’m calling “Reform” here expressed a profound dissatisfaction with the hierarchical equilibrium between lay life and the renunciative vocations. In one way, this was quite understandable. This equilibrium involved accepting that masses of people were not going to live … Continue reading

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Seeing Gushee’s Treatment of LGBTQ Inclusion in the Light of our Larger Problem of Not Really Knowing What To Do With the Bible in our Secular Age

Link to David Gushee’s Talk at City Church San Francisco David Gushee at City Church San Francisco David Gushee recently did a Q/A at City Church San Francisco I assume as part of their process of exploring the inclusion of … Continue reading

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Do Failure and Suffering Undermine Your Simple Religiosity or Belief in Our Political Systems to Give You What You Want?

What is God for?  If you start with this question you are starting from below. To me the results of Christian Smith’s survey of American youth continues to hold true. If Americans have a religion then it is shaped along … Continue reading

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A Western Buddhist Take on “A Secular Age”

A Blog entry on Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age

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Dorothy Day, “The Road to Character” Chapter 4

Dorothy Day I didn’t know much about Dorothy Day before reading this chapter. I knew she was involved in the Roman Catholic workers movement and that Brooks in the past as often mentioned her as one of his heroes. I … Continue reading

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